By William Shakespeare
Academy Award® nominee 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, don’t miss our encore National Theatre Live screening of this smash hit blockbuster production captured live at The Barbican Centre, London.
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.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
GENERAL PUBLIC SCREENINGS
Monday 14 November 2016 at 10:30am
SCHOOLS SCREENINGS – CINEMA ON DEMAND
This film is available for schools to select as part of our Cinema on Demand program until 28 February 2019. For more info please click here.
Production Images: Johan Persson
“Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet.” – Daily Telegraph
“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
“One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.” – Time Out
“Benedict Cumberbatch exudes charisma and intelligence.” – Evening Standard
“A fresh, dynamic staging with a vivid, supple performance at its heart.” – Financial Times
‘It’s a great way of making the play accessible’
The Daily Mail announces the live broadcast of Hamlet