One-off Shakespeare Live Event Comes to Regent's Park Theatre in July

The event is set for July 8.

By: Jun. 10, 2024
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Former actress, bestselling author and poetry champion Allie Esiri and Regents Park Open Air Theatre present Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year – Live!

On Monday 8th July Allie Esiri will be joined by a star-studded cast of award winning theatre and film actors including Paul ChahidiDamian Lewis (Homeland), Derek Jacobi CBE, Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso), Stephen Mangan (Green Wing), Tracy Ann Oberman, Tony Robinson (Blackadder), Danny Sapani (Killing Eve, Black Panther), Samantha Spiro (Sex Education), Luke Thompson (Bridgerton), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Samuel West (Slow Horses), Olivia Williams (The Crown), and Susan Wokoma (Enola Holmes), for a hugely entertaining evening of Shakespeare based on Allie Esiri's bestselling poetry anthology: Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year. 

To celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare's First Folio and over 90 years of Shakespeare performances at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Allie Esiri and friends will guide you on a journey through the Shakespeare you love and the best bits you don't. There will be poetry, speeches and scenes read by actors who have a special connection to Shakespeare's work and to the theatre itself. It was at

Regent's Park, for example, that homeland actor Damian Lewis spent a season playing Hamlet, that

Susan Wokoma starred in the hit production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and where Samantha Spiro performed an acclaimed Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and won an Olivier Award for Hello Dolly!.  Join us for a night of great performances, poetry, laughter, wisdom and wit.

One of the UK's biggest selling poetry books, Shakespeare For Every Day of the Year by poetry champion Allie Esiri is an inspiring collection of 365 poems, speeches and scenes from across all of Shakespeare's plays, each with an illuminating introduction. Allie has published ten hugely popular poetry anthologies including A Poem For Every Day Of The Year and 365 Poems For Life as part of her mission to keep poetry alive and make it accessible for everyone.

Signed copies of Allie Esiri's poetry anthologies Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year and A Poet for Every Day of the Year will be available on the night.

NB. Actor appearances are subject to availability. Check the website for updates to the lineup.

About Allie Esiri

Allie Esiri's best-selling poetry anthologies include Shakespeare For Every Day Of The Year, A Poem For Every Day Of The Year and 365 Poems For Life. They have lit an explosion of interest in poetry in the UK, are regularly chosen for National Poetry Day and have been picked as best books of the year by The Observer, The Times and New Statesman. Yearly sell out performances at The National Theatre and major book festivals with some of our best-loved actors reading poetry – from Helena Bonham Carter to Dominic West – are capturing and enthralling a new generation of poetry lovers. 

Esiri read Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge then worked as an actress for ten years in the English Shakespeare Company and on TV in shows such as Sharpe, Howard's End, Men Behaving Badly and Poirot, before moving on to create the first poetry apps, daily poetry anthologies (for all ages) and live shows.  For more info visit


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