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Nicholas Hytner directs an immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

NICHOLAS Hytner will direct an immersive production of William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which runs at the Bridge Theatre from June 11 (previews from June 3) to August 31, 2019.

Reuniting the creative team who presented Julius Caesar at the Bridge earlier this year, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will have designs by Bunny Christie, costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Bruno Poet and sound by Paul Arditti. Music will be by Grant Olding.

Shakespeare’s great comedy plunges its audience into the heart of an enchanted forest, a place of change and infinite possibility. In the Bridge’s immersive production, you sit close up to the action, or follow it on foot into a dream world of feuding fairies and uncontrollable desire.

With seating wrapped around the action, there will also be several hundred immersive tickets at £25 available in advance for each performance with a special allocation of £15 immersive tickets held for Young Bridge, a free scheme for those under 26.

Having previously directed William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Hamlet, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Timon of Athens, Twelfth Night and The Winter’s Tale, Nicholas Hytner will now direct his first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Bridge Theatre’s new season also includes Richard Eyre’s production of My Name is Lucy Barton, starring Laura Linney (January 23 to February 16) and Lucinda Coxon’s Alys, Always, starring Joanne Froggatt and Robert Glenister (February 25 to March 30, 2019).