69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
‘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, 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 builds on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge 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.
★★★★★ “Five stars might not be enough.” Observer
★★★★★ “Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I’ve ever seen.” Metro
★★★★★ “The sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile.” Evening Standard
★★★★★ “Deserves to be talked about for years to come.” Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “Spectacular. Christie’s Titania calls the shots.” The Times
This is a screening of the theatre performance, recorded live at the Bridge Theatre, London on 17th October, 2019
11.00am – Internet sales close
12.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
12.40pm – Theatre doors open
1.00pm – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
3.50pm – Event concludes (includes 20 min interval)