Chauncey -Theater 1 Sun, Nov 17, 2019 2:00 PM
Series Info
Series:National Theatre Live
Film Info
Director:Nicholas Hytner
Year Released:2019
Production Country:UK


National Theatre Live is presented in partnership with the Englert Theatre.
Sponsored by M.C. Ginsberg.

"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

Full duration: 3 hr, 18 min - please note the below run of show is approximate.
Pre show (trailers, host intro): 2pm to 2:15pm
Act 1 begins: 2:15pm
Interval: 3:30pm to 3:45pm
Act 2 begins: 3:45pm
Curtain call/credits begin: 5:15pm

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 is captured from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, National Theatre Live's Young Marx), David Moorst (National Theatre Live's Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, 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.