NT Live present: A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream
A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream
byÂ William Shakespeare
â€˜The course of true love never did run smooth.â€™
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformationsâ€¦ with hilarious, but dark consequences.
Shakespeareâ€™s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London.Â Gwendoline ChristieÂ (Game of Thrones),Â Oliver ChrisÂ (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx),Â David MoorstÂ (NT Live: Allelujah!) andÂ Hammed AnimashaunÂ (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Directed byÂ Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest â€“ a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.