NT Live Encore: Shakespeare's HAMLET12A

NT Live Encore: Shakespeare's HAMLET

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  • Sat 11 Nov
  • 210 minutes
  • Director: Lyndsey Turner
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sian Brooke, Anastasia Hille, Ciarán Hinds
  • UK (2017)


There will be an interval during this screening.

This landmark production of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role was first broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre on October 15, 2015.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

'Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet.' Daily Telegraph

'One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.' Time Out

'This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation.' Variety