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‘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 production is filmed live in front of an audience.
***** Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I’ve ever seen… a feverish, disco dream space of sensual possibility - Metro
***** funny, sexy and romantic... the sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile - Evening Standard
***** deserves to be talked about for years to come - Daily Telegraph
***** A warm, exuberant celebration of the transforming power of love - Financial Times
About as much Shakespearean fun as you can have with your clothes on - Daily Mail
Approximate running time is about 3 hours.
Tickets: Adult £15.30 / Student £12.30
(includes an admin fee of 30p)
Accessible seating available by calling the box office
Director: James Gray
Writers: James Gray & Ethan Gross
Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland
Set in the near future, Ad Astra is a paranoid thriller in space that follows Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) on a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father Clifford (Tommy Lee Jones) and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens the universe.
"Brad Pitt is on sensational, Oscar-worthy form in James Gray's Sci-fi masterpiece" ★★★★★ Total Film
“Brad Pitt shines in an existential sci-fi spectacular” ★★★★★ The Telegraph
"It’s an extraordinary picture, steely and unbending and assembled with an unmistakable air of wild-eyed zealotry. Ad Astra, be warned, is going all the way - and it double-dares us to buckle up for the trip." ★★★★★ The Guardian
Tickets: Adults £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of four £22
(includes booking fee of 30p per ticket)
Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office