National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2019 | UK | 180 mins | M, Offensive language & sexual references
- Director: Nicholas Hytner
- Cast: Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, Hammed Animashaun, David Moorst
- Live Performance
Five stars might not be enough.
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 filmed live from the Bridge Theatre in London.
The sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile.
Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I’ve ever seen.
National Theatre Live
broadcasts live performances via satellite from the Royal National Theatre in London and from other theatres to cinemas and arts centres around the world. NTLive website