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NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream


NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream
NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sun, 20. October 2019, 7:00pm
Stage on Screen


From London's theatres to our cinema screen.


by William Shakespeare

Chorley Empire Community Cinema present Shakespeare's romantic fantasy on our big screen, "as live" from London.

‘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 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 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 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.


Press Reviews

★★★★★ 'Five stars might not be enough' Observer

★★★★★ ‘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

★★★★★ 'A five-star rave for this phantasmagorical Shakespeare… deserves to be talked about for years to come’ Daily Telegraph

★★★★ 'spectacular... Christie’s Titania calls the shots… a Dream well worth having’ The Times

★★★★ 'A warm, exuberant celebration of the transforming power of love' Financial Times

★★★★★ 'a feat of exuberant brilliance... glorious… promising to be one of the best parties of the summer' The Arts Desk

Tickets £12

CADOS or Cinema Season Ticket Holders £10

Book online via TicketSource and pick your seats!

If you have Time Credits, book via TicketSource  - and remember to bring your Credits on the night!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: the event starts at 7pm and latecomers may not be admitted. Chorley Empire Community Cinema reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone who arrives after the specified start time.


Chorley Little Theatre
Dole Lane, Chorley
United Kingdom