National Theatre At Home: stream A Midsummer Night's Dream for free

Have you heard about National Theatre At Home? It's the brilliant new way of streaming the best live productions into your own front room – entirely for free.

Every Thursday at 7PM UK time, they will be releasing one NT Live title on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel that can be watched for free, on-demand for seven days only.

It's exactly what we all need during this time of stringent, nationwide lockdowns. This week, we're introducing Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, including all the details of where you can stream it.


What is the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream?

The Bard's much-loved fantasy-romance is one of his most enduringly popular plays. The course of true love never did run smooth in this enchanting staging of Shakespeare's 16th-century masterpiece, in which a royal fairy couple meddles in the love lives of a group of people who stray into the woods. This iteration of the play comes from director Nicholas Hytner, acclaimed for the likes of The Madness of King George III and The History Boys. Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie leads as the imperious Titania, with the inventive Bridge Theatre production lending fresh exuberance and visual style.

How long is A Midsummer Night's Dream available to stream for?

It is available to stream for one week from Thursday the 25th of June.

Where can we stream A Midsummer Night's Dream?

For more details, visit the National Theatre website and the National Theatre YouTube channel. Or you can watch it here on the blog using the live stream below.

Will you be streaming A Midsummer Night's Dream from home? Let us know @Cineworld.