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Best of the Blogs: From Brexit via Plenty to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In Features, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Plays, Quotes, Regional theatre, Reviews, Sticky, Ticket recommendations by Lisa Martland

Amidst editor Lisa Martland’s seven Top Picks from the last week of theatre are Libby Purves’ description of her blissful time at Nicholas Hytner’s immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre and Aleks Sierz’s thoughts on the Kiln Theatre’s new opening, Samuel Adamson’s take on A Doll’s House in Wife.

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‘The play’s eye is pitilessly sharp’: ALYS, ALWAYS – Bridge Theatre ★★★★

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Couldn’t miss Nicholas Hytner’s bit of mischief: after his years of being being alternately feted and rubbished in print, he displays directorial glee in sending up the noisome denizens of a broadsheet arts desk thanks to Lucinda Coxon’s black-hearted comedy of modern media manners, Alys, Always at the Bridge Theatre.

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NEW: Gwendoline Christie leads the cast of Nicholas Hynter’s immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Bridge Theatre

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Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom in Nicholas Hytner’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream which has its first performance in the Bridge Theatre’s immersive format this summer on 3 June 2019.

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NEWS: Maggie Smith will return to the stage in Christopher Hampton’s new play A German Life at the Bridge Theatre

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Maggie Smith will return to the stage for the first time in 12 years in A German Life at the Bridge Theatre, a new play by Christopher Hampton drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel (1911-2017). Smith, alone on stage, plays Brunhilde Pomsel.