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National Theatre at Home: A Midsummer Night's Dream

A London Theatre Company production filmed at the Bridge Theatre

by William Shakespeare

From 25 June to 2 July
Running Time: tbc

National Theatre at Home: A Midsummer Night's Dream

‘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, One Man, Two Guvnors, Twelfth NightNT 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 – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

We’re all about experiencing theatre together.

At a time when you aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home.

A Midsummer Night's Dream streamed as part of National Theatre at Home from Thursday 25 June to Thursday 2 July.

Thank you to all the amazing artists who have allowed us to share A Midsummer Night's Dream in this way, during a time when many theatre fans aren’t able to visit their local theatre. 

A London Theatre Company production filmed at the Bridge Theatre

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Official Trailer | A Midsummer Night's Dream with Gwendoline Christie | Bridge Theatre

Watch the trailer for a magical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which saw the Bridge Theatre become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

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Official Clip | ‘Thou painted maypole!’ A Midsummer Night's Dream | Bridge Theatre

‘Thou painted maypole!’ Deep in the magical forest, insults fly as mistaken identities between the four runaway lovers result in tempestuous love triangles. What’s your favourite Shakespearean insult?!

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