A Midsummer Night's Dream

3 June - 31 August 2019 Choose Dates & Book

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.

Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing), David Moorst (Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Festival) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom. The production also re-unites the team responsible for last year’s smash-hit Julius Caesar. Direction is by Nicholas Hytner, design by Bunny Christie, costume by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Bruno Poet and sound by Paul Arditti. Joining the team will be composer Grant Olding, movement director Arlene Phillips, and associate movement director James Cousins.

Standing tickets:

To be immersed in the action you should select ‘pit’ when booking tickets. This will mean you will stand for the performance and move around as the story develops around you. There may be elements of participation for those with these tickets (but don’t worry, you won’t have a speaking role!). Scroll down and watch the videos made around Julius Caesar which was our first immersive production to find out more about the pit experience.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be broadcast by National Theatre Live on 17 October

 

 

 

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Ticket Prices
£69.50, £55, £39.50, £25, £15
Reduced prices for previews & midweek matinees
Premium tickets available

Under 26? – join our Young Bridge scheme and get immersive standing pit tickets for £15 for every performance (usually £25). Just log on to your online account and put the tickets in your basket for the discount to apply, limited to 2 tickets per customer.
(Subject to availability, 2 tickets per member)
Also valid for Bridge7.50 on Mon – Thurs performances in the first 2 weeks of the production (Mon 3 Jun to Thurs 13). Log in and add the tickets to your basket for the offer to automatically apply. (Offer valid on bookings until 27 May. Limited allocation and subject to availability.)

Performance Schedule
Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Length
Approx 2hr 40min including a 20 minute interval

Access Performances 
Audio Described: Saturday 27 July, 2.30pm
Captioned: Saturday 17 August, 2.30pm

Additional Information
Immersive tickets holders will need to put coats and bags in the cloakroom for the duration of the performance

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Cast

Paul Adeyefa
Demetrius
Paul Adeyefa
Hammed Animashaun
Bottom
Hammed Animashaun
Charlotte Atkinson
Moth
Charlotte Atkinson
Tessa Bonham Jones
Helena
Tessa Bonham Jones
Adam Cunis
Understudy
Adam Cunis
Oliver Chris
Oberon / Theseus
Oliver Chris
Gwendoline Christie
Titania / Hippolyta
Gwendoline Christie
Jermaine Freeman
Flute
Jermaine Freeman
Isis Hainsworth
Hermia
Isis Hainsworth
Chipo Kureya
Peaseblossom
Chipo Kureya
Francis Lovehall
Starveling
Francis Lovehall
Kevin McMonagle
Egeus
Kevin McMonagle
Ami Metcalf
Snout
Ami Metcalf
Jamie-Rose Monk
Snug
Jamie-Rose Monk
Felicity Montagu
Quince
Felicity Montagu
David Moorst
Puck / Philostrate
David Moorst
Lennin Nelson-McClure
Mustardseed
Lennin Nelson-McClure
Philippa Quinn
Understudy
Philippa Quinn
Rachel Tolzman
Bedbug
Rachel Tolzman
Jay Webb
Cobweb
Jay Webb
Kit Young
Lysander
Kit Young

Creative Team

Writer
William Shakespeare
Director
Nicholas Hytner
Production Design
Bunny Christie
Costume Design
Christina Cunningham
Lighting Design
Bruno Poet
Sound Design
Paul Arditti
Composer
Grant Olding
Movement Director
Arlene Phillips
Associate Movement Director
James Cousins
Hair, Make-up & Wig Designer
Susanna Peretz
Fight director
Kate Waters