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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mon 11 Nov 2019

Evening 7pm

Running time (approx.): 3 hours

Age: 12A

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

Starting from £15*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This is a screening, not a live performance. The actors do not appear in person on stage.

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 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.

★★★★★

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

★★★★

A warm, exuberant celebration of the transforming power of love

Financial Times

★★★★★

Promising to be one of the best parties of the summer

The Arts Desk

Friends 20% off

Concessions £2.50 off 

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

Capital Theatres aim to be accessible to all. We are committed to making your visit to our theatres as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All of our Front of House staff undergo disability awareness training and Dementia Friend Training and will be pleased to assist you should you require any information or help. 

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