A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bridge Theatre)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bridge Theatre)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bridge Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

86%
(5 Reviews)
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80%
Mixed
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Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Absorbing, Entertaining

About the Show

Olivier Award winner, Nicholas Hytner directs an award winning production of this classic comedy.

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Member Reviews (5)

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371 Reviews | 70 Followers
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Entertaining, Pure theatre

See it if you want to have a good time.

Don't see it if no reason not to. Read more

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Confusing, Refreshing, Quirky, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You're a Shakespeare fan. It was well designed and clever reimagining the characters

Don't see it if You find Shakespeare language confusing. It retains the original script

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Riveting, Hilarious, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You love physical comedy and interesting adaptations of Shakespeare plays

Don't see it if You don't like physically moving around during a play and missing big chunks of the action (speaking from experience here)

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Quirky, Must see, Masterful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love immersive shows, you love modern takes on Shakespeare, you want to feel like part of an event

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist or don't like being involved in the action

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Masterful, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if Must recommend it if you like Shakespeare work it was extremely well played

Don't see it if Don’t go if you not a fun of Shakespeare and you’ll find hard to understand it

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
June 12th, 2019

...a riotously gender-fluid immersive production... Even if you ignore all the bells, whistles and man-snogs, the fact of the matter is that Hytner has assembled a preposterously good comedy cast.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
June 11th, 2019

...combining eroticism and enchantment, levity and darkness, Hytner’s latest hit scales the heights...it’s not just a show for (almost) all ages but one that deserves to be talked about for years to come.'
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London Theatre
June 12th, 2019

This is hardly as radical as it seems to want to position itself, but director Nick Hytner... and his fellow creative team of designers... keep the show fast and fluid, fun and occasionally surprising.'
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The Guardian (UK)
June 11th, 2019

Festive fun, ear-nibbling and high-wire antics infuse Nicholas Hytner’s startling role-reversal production...I would have enjoyed it still more if it released the microscopic beauties of Shakespeare’s text...'
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The Times (UK)
June 12th, 2019

...Nicholas Hytner’s immersive, irreverent, spectacular, slyly feminist, sometimes properly dreamlike staging of Shakespeare’s summer special...The positives outweigh any overkill...'
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The Stage (UK)
June 11th, 2019

This is not to say it’s not a lot of fun... the production has a timely embracive message, is easy to follow and enjoy. There’s clarity of verse throughout... but what it lacks is clarity of purpose.'
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The Independent (UK)
June 12th, 2019

...Nicholas Hytner’s gloriously funny, immersive take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre...David Moorst excels as the obstreperous hobgoblin Puck.'
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The London Evening Standard
June 12th, 2019

There are some overblown moments, yet this irreverent interpretation has the atmosphere of a party. It’s best experienced as a groundling in the theatre’s pit, where the sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile.'
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