A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare

‘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 was captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. In this encore broadcast, 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 builds on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre has become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

This is a encore broadcast that was filmed in front of a live audience in a theatre, with cameras carefully positioned to ensure that audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’.

Broadcast Running Time:  Approx 2 hours and 40 minutes including a 20 minute intermission.

Tickets: All seats are General Admission
Museum Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

For tickets to the broadcast, please call the Box Office at 973.971.3706.

Pre-performance discussion and Tea – 1:00PM on Sunday, October 13, 2019
Join a lively discussion prior to the broadcast with Dr. Fiona (Freddie) Harris, Assistant Professor of Humanities and English at Bloomfield College.

Museum Members: $10
Non-Members: $12

For tickets to the tea, please call the Box Office at 973.971.3706.

Add Museum admission on-site for an additional $3.

On-line ticket sales end two hours prior to a performance.  At that time, please call the Box Office for tickets at 973.971.3706.

Image Credit: National Theatre Live's Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Manuel


Dec 15 2019


2:00 pm - 4:40 pm