Midsummer Night’s Dream (Free Screening starting 6/25 at 2PM)
By William Shakespeare
June 25, 2020, 2:00PM
Available On Demand through July 2 at 2pm ET
‘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. 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 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.
Running Time: Approx 2 hours and 40 minutes including a 20 minute intermission.
Image Credit Top: Courtesy of National Theatre at Home.