NATIONAL THEATRE – A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Rating: NR
Length: 160 mins
Cast: Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst, Hammed Animashaun
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‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

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 transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre became a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

***** “FIVE STARS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH” OBSERVER.(UK)
***** “DESERVES TO BE TALKED ABOUT FOR YEARS TO COME” DAILY TELE (UK)
***** “THE SENSE OF MISCHEIF SPREADS LIKE A GIANT SMILE” EVENING STANDARD (UK)
***** “SPECTACULAR” THE TIMES
***** “COULD BE THE MOST JOYOUSLY AFFIRMATIVE SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION I’VE EVER SEEN” METRO.