Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom in Nicholas Hytner’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which has its first performance in the Bridge Theatre’s immersive format this summer and re-unites the team responsible for last year’s smash-hit Julius Caesar.
The theatre becomes the forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels. The seating is wrapped around the action while the immersive tickets allow the story to be followed on foot.
This is the first time Nicholas Hytner has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His previous Shakespeare productions are As You Like It, Hamlet, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night and The Winter’s Tale.
Three hundred immersive tickets at £25 are available in advance for each performance with a special allocation of £15 immersive tickets held for Young Bridge members, a free scheme for those under 26.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is on at the Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG from 3 June – 31 August 2019. Times: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm with weekday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (check website for details). Admission: £15 to £69.50. Phone: 0333 320 0051