NT Live Encore: Hamlet



Benedict Cumberbatch, Leo Bill, Sian Brooke, Anastasia Hille, Ciaran Hinds, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith & Jim Norton

Director: Lyndsey Turner

Running Time: 205 minutes

Certificate: 12A - contains moderate sex references

Country: UK

Format: 2D

"Cumberbatch stands equal to the best modern Hamlets, making the part his - and yes, justifying the hysteria."
- Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

"Very, very good... Cumberbatch is an electrifying presence from the start."
- Christopher Hart, Sunday Times Culture

"Here’s the rub: Benedict Cumberbatch delivers the great soliloquies superbly, urgently, intelligently and full of concentration, right to the top of the Barbican."
- Michael Coveney, What’s On Stage

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, National Theatre’s Frankenstein) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

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.


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