'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' broadcast from London to Rockland

Oct 09, 2019
Photo by: Manuel Harlan Gwendoline Christie in "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

ROCKLAND — A captured-live high definition broadcast of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" from London’s National Theatre will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Show times are 2 and 7 p.m.

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.

In the story, 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.

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.

The runtime is 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission. Tickets are $12.50/general admission, $10.50/Strand members. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

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