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- NT Live: Hamlet
NT Live: Hamlet 3 stars
Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the demanding title role in this transmission of a live performance of Shakespeare's tragedy from the stage of The Barbican in London. The King of Denmark dies and his brother Claudius assumes the throne and swiftly takes his widowed sister-in-law Gertrude as his wife. During a night-time visit to the castle battlements, Hamlet meets his father's ghost, who reveals his true demise at Claudius' hands.
- GenreDrama, Special
- CastBenedict Cumberbatch, Karl Johnson, Anastasia Hille, Ciaran Hinds, Sian Brooke.
- DirectorLyndsey Turner.
- WriterWilliam Shakespeare.
- Duration240 mins
- Official sitentlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout10-hamlet
- Release15/10/2015 (selected cinemas)
In August 2014, when tickets went on sale for Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy starring Benedict Cumberbatch, fans of the British actor raced to snap up tickets for the play's 12-week run in summer 2015. One year later, the entire run is sold out but ardent fans can still witness Cumberbatch in the demanding title role with this transmission of a live performance from the stage of The Barbican in London. The King of Denmark dies and his brother Claudius (Ciaran Hinds) assumes the throne and swiftly takes his widowed sister-in-law Gertrude (Anastasia Hille) as his wife. Hamlet (Cumberbatch) is still in mourning and can scarcely believe the speed with which his mother has remarried. During a night-time visit to the castle battlements, Hamlet meets his father's ghost (Karl Johnson), who reveals his true demise at Claudius' hands. The old king demands revenge and fashions Hamlet as the instrument of his retribution. Young Ophelia (Sian Brooke) and her father, royal counsellor Polonius (Jim Norton), become poisoned by Hamlet's madness, with tragic consequences for both.
Showtimes (Click time to book tickets)
- Thursday 15th October 2015