The Independent and Independent on Sunday have teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox to give away 10,000 cinema tickets to an exclusive preview screening of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Sunday 19 September.

This month sees the release of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with a cast including Rupert Everett, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer and Calista Flockhart. The film is released on September 24 and is set in Tuscany at the end of the 19th Century.

The story begins when Hermia and Lysander flee deep into the forest to escape Hermia's father, Egeus, who wishes Hermia to marry Demetrius. Demetrius goes in pursuit of his true love, Hermia, and is soon followed by yet another desperate lover: Helena, who adores Demetrius but finds her affections dreadfully unrequited. The foursome find themselves near the secret home of the fairies, where water nymphs and satyrs party into the night at the fairy bars and cafes. Chaos ensues when the fairy trickster, Puck, administers a secret love potion - causing the lovers to mix and match with outrageous results. Meanwhile, a band of actors gather in the same woods to rehearse a play - a play that is interrupted when its star actor, Bottom, becomes a strange pawn in the love battles between Oberon, King of the fairies, and Titania, his Queen.


All you have to do to claim your free pair of preview tickets is collect two tokens from the seven printed between Saturday 11 and Friday 17 September 1999. Attach them to the coupon and present it to your nearest participating UCI cinema box office from Saturday 11 to Saturday 18 September. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability.


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10,000 FREE Cinema Preview Tickets Offer

Terms and conditions: 1. This coupon entitles the bearer to a ticket (admits two) for the screening of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (cert PG) on Sunday 19 September 1999 at 10.30am. 2. Seats are on a strictly first come first served basis at the cinemas listed and are subject to seating capacity in each individual cinema. 3. Valid only for the screening of A Midsummer Night's Dream on 19 September - non transferable. 4. Tickets to be presented at the time of screening for each cinema. 5. No photocopies or reproductions will be accepted and there will be no admittance without tickets. 6. There are no alternative prizes or cash substitutes. 7. Doors open 10am for screenings at 10.30am. 8.Cinema Manager's decision if final. 9. Normal cinema rules apply. 10. Promoter: Twentieth Century Fox, 31/31 Soho Square, London, W1V 6AP