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 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, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
This event is part of the Hedge End Residents Winter Wonderland Pick n' Mix Lucky Dip. With thanks to Hedge End Town Council we are offering Hedge End residents FREE tickets across a range of our autumn programme. Our Lucky Dip opens on Saturday 7th September at 10am. Simply place up to four tickets in your basket and check out with your Hedge End postcode to receive free tickets.*
*Tickets are limited and to a maximum of four tickets across all events per person and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.