A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Bridge Theatre · 03 JUN - 31 AUG

The Bridge’s immersive production

“One of the great things about the new Bridge Theatre is how flexible the space is. Last year, in Julius Caesar, the actors were right there among the crowd – turning the audience into the mob of Ancient Rome. This time round, the auditorium is transformed into a magical forest. It’s an enchanting spectacle and the reviews from both users & critics have been terrific. If you’re going to catch one Shakespeare this year, this is your best bet.”

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

Festive fun, ear-nibbling and high-wire antics infuse Nicholas Hytner’s startling role-reversal production

The Guardian

Raucous and full of physical madness

WhatsOnStage

A Dream well worth having

The Times

Gwendoline Christie rules in irreverent comedy at the Bridge Theatre

Evening Standard

An erotic, enchanting, utterly modern Dream of a production from Nicholas Hytner

The Telegraph

Gwendoline Christie becomes an authoritative, charismatic Titania, cool as a cucumber in a jug of Pimms

The Arts Desk

Though energetic, embracive and enjoyable, Nicholas Hytner’s promenade production is one of muted magic

The Stage

Here in this dream-world, Shakespeare collides with Cirque de Soleil and a Pride parade in a melee of sequin-spangled silliness

Londonist

All-in-all, a wonderful night of crowd pleasing entertainment, which will afford the purists some excruciating toe-curling moments

London Box Office

Hytner does nothing revolutionary with the world of Dream, but delivers a dazzling take on the famous 1605 tale of fairies who meddle with humans

Broadway World

Nicholas Hytner's take on the Bard comedy is another mould-breaker

The Independent

Date & time

Until 31 Aug
Mon 3 Jun - Sat 31 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

The Bridge Theatre
One Tower Bridge SE1 2SD London, UK · Get Directions
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