Hamlet

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National Theatre Encore


Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.


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. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.


“One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.” – Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out


“Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet” – Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph


BBFC rating
12A
Year
2015
Running time
217 mins
Country
UK
Director
Lyndsey Turner
Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, Sian Brooke

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November 19th