The production is set to play at the Bridge Theatre from the 3rd June until the 31st August.
This new production of William Shakespeare’s play will be directed by Nicholas Hytner, with Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
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.
Nicholas Hytner’s immersive production will reunite the creative team behind last year’s Julius Caesar. It is set to feature designs by Bunny Christie, costume design by Christina Cunningham, lighting by
Bruno Poet and sound by Paul Arditti. The team will also include composer Grant Olding and movement director Arlene Phillips.
Meanwhile, the full company for the production is Paul Adeyefa (Demetrius), Hammed Animashaun (Bottom), Charlotte Atkinson (Moth),
Tessa Bonham Jones (Helena), Oliver Chris (Oberon/Theseus), Gwendoline Christie (Titania/Hippolyta), Jermaine Freeman (Flute), Isis Hainsworth (Hermia), Chipo Kureya (Peasebottom), Francis Lovehall (Starveling), Kevin McMonagle (Egeus), Ami Metcalf (Snout), JamieRose Monk (Snug), Felicity Montagu (Quince), David Moorst (Puck), Lennin Nelson-McClure
(Mustardseed), Rachel Tolzman (Fairy), Jay Webb (Cobweb) and Kit Young (Lysander).
Gwendoline Christie is best known for portraying Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. Her theatre credits include Dr Faustus and Mirandolina at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Cymbeline at the Barbican Theatre, Pravda for Chichester Festival Theatre and Great Expectations for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Oliver Chris’ credits include One Man Two Guvnors and King Charles III both of which transferred to the West End and then to Broadway. He was in the Bridge’s opening production, Young Marx. His other work in the theatre includes Great Britain, Season’s Greetings and Twelfth Night for the
National Theatre, Closer for the Donmar Warehouse, Women and Cyrano de Bergerac for the Royal Exchange Theatre and The Taming of the Shrew at Wilton’s Music Hall.
David Moorst returns to the Bridge Theatre having starred in Allelujah!. His other theatre credits include Shopping and Fucking at the Lyric Hammersmith, Into the Woods for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Violence and Son at the Royal Court and Wonderland at Hampstead Theatre.
Hammed Animashaun’s theatre credits include: Barbershop Chronicles, Amadeus and The Threepenny Opera for theNational Theatre, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bugsy Malone and Secret Theatre for the Lyric Hammersmith, Measure for Measure at the Young Vic, Hate at the Barbican Theatre and The Boy Who Fell Into a Book at Soho Theatre.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will play at the Bridge Theatre from the 3rd June until the 31st August.