This autumn, independent cinema Saffron Screen will celebrate 10 Years of NT Live, the National Theatre’s broadcasting service with a special selection of old and new productions on screen. Read more →
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
PLAY filmed live in front of an audience at the Bridge Theatre, London
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.
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.
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.
Tickets: Full £20 Adult concessions £18 19-30 £15 18 & under £10
Running time: 2 hrs 40 mins (inc one interval)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.