First Look: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Bridge Theatre in Rehearsal

Oliver Chris and the cast of A Midsummer Nights Dream. Photo Credit Manuel Harlan
Oliver Chris and the cast of A Midsummer Nights Dream. Photo Credit Manuel Harlan

Rehearsal images have been released for A Midsummer Night’s Dream which opens next month at The Bridge Theatre

Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom in Nicholas Hytner’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which has its first performance in the Bridge Theatre’s immersive format on Monday 3 June.

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.

The production 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 and movement director Arlene Phillips.

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