NT Live: Hamlet
Director: Lyndsey Turner
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch
Sun 25 Oct 2.30pm Book Now
Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions at the Barbican, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. Our showings will be encore screenings.
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.