NT Live: A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Director: Nicholas Hytner
2019, UK, 160, PG-13
Screenwriter: William Shakespeare
Cast: Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst.
A highly acclaimed new version of Shakespeare’s best-loved play can be seen at the Bridge Theatre in London through the end of August. But if you find yourself in Connecticut, you can experience the very same production on the big screen at Cinestudio, via National Theatre Live. 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. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Young Marx), David Moorst (Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. Watch as The Bridge Theatre becomes a dream world of flying fairies and moonlight revels, where it is Oberon, not Titania who falls in love with the hilariously scene-stealing Bottom.
“Five stars may not be enough” – Kate Kelleway, The Observer