NT Live, Encore Showing
Another chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch’s electrifying performance as Hamlet in this iconic production of Shakespeare’s play.
DIRECTOR: Lyndsey Turner
STARRING: Benedict Cumberbatch
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is outstanding in the National Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy. The timeless story of the tragedy of the Danish Prince receives a bold new production. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Hamlet, a man forced to avenge his father’s death. With his country preparing itself for war, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of the predicament, his sanity collapsing as his family tears itself apart. This bold take on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy sees Cumberbatch bringing fresh energy to the role of the tormented Prince.
This performance was originally broadcast in 2015.