National Theatre at Home: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Published on 11th June 2020
At a time when we aren’t able to visit venues or local theatres, National Theatre have been streaming a selection of world-class theatre for all to enjoy. On the 25th June, the nation will be able to relive the magic of the Bridge Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of National Theatre at Home from Thursday 25 June at 7pm on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, then on demand for one week until 7pm on Thursday 2 July, but you’ll need to start watching by 4pm on 2 July to see it all. 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, One Man, Two Guvnors, Twelfth Night, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (Barber Shop Chronicles, ‘Master Harold’… and the boys) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream saw the Bridge Theatre become a forest in 2019 – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.