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A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
National Theatre of London
The National Theatre of London continues its season with its acclaimed new production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” showing in Sedona on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest 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.
Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy was captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.
Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will build on the success of his immersive staging of “Julius Caesar” (NT 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.
“Five stars might not be enough.” — Observer
“Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I’ve ever seen … a feverish, disco dream space of sensual possibility.” — Metro
“Funny, sexy and romantic … the sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile.” — Evening Standard
“A five-star rave for this phantasmagorical Shakespeare … deserves to be talked about for years to come.” — Daily Telegraph
“Spectacular! Christie’s Titania calls the shots — a Dream well worth having.” — The Times
“A warm, exuberant celebration of the transforming power of love.” — Financial Times
“A feat of exuberant brilliance. Glorious! Promising to be one of the best parties of the summer.” — The Arts Desk
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at the BUY TICKETS link above. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.