Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is one of the most popular theatre productions presented as part of the MultiCulture Britain project. In supporting roles Ciarán Hinds and Peter Vaughan know from Game of Thrones.
Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, directed by Lyndsey Turner, from Sonia Friedman Productions, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
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.”