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National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream

17 October, 2019

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs

National Theatre Live | Theatre on the Big Screen

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thu 17 Oct at 7:00pm at NST City

This is an Encore screening.

‘Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I’ve ever seen… a feverish, disco dream space of sensual possibility’

'funny, sexy and romantic... the sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile'
Evening Standard

'This is the most accomplished Shakespeare production of his [Nicholas Hytner] I’ve ever encountered… deserves to be talked about for years to come’
Daily Telegraph


‘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 will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels.

Try our Light Bites Menu available before the Screening


Standard Tickets: £17

Early Bird: £12 (for first 10 days or first 45 tickets)

Groups of 4: £60 (not valid with Early Bird offer)