Clark Institute to Broadcast London National Theatre’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” October 19

Shakespeare’s romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream airs at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, October 19, at 1 pm.

A feuding fairy king and queen 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. 

The performance will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, National Theatre Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (National Theatre 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 builds on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (National Theatre 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.

Tickets are $18 ($16 Clark members) and can be purchased at or by phoning 413 458 0524. The run time is 3 hours. All ticket sales are nonrefundable. 

The next National Theatre Live broadcast is Hansard, airing Saturday, January 4, at 1 pm.

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