Nicholas Hytner directs a star-studded cast in Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy, captured live on film at the London's Bridge Theatre.
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
A feuding fairy King and Queen 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.
The star-studded cast includes Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Titania, Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx) as Oberon, David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) as Puck, and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) as Bottom.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production builds on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018), as the theatre becomes a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.