NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream


The Michael Frayn Theatre at KGS is an official NT Live venue, broadcasting the best of British theatre live from London stages.

‘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 conequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be 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 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.

7pm, Wed 13 Nov 2019
Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £10
Running time: 2 hours 40 mins, including interval
Rated 12A