Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From National Theatre Live.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Hamlet in this screening of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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.


One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever. - Time Out
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
Benedict Cumberbatch exudes charisma and intelligence - Evening Standard
A fresh, dynamic staging with a vivid, supple performance at its heart. - Financial Times

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    21 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

  • Duration

    3 hours

Cast & Creative

  • Cast

    • Benedict CumberbatchHamlet
    • Ciarán HindsClaudius
    • Siân BrookeOphelia
    • Anastasia HilleGertrude
    • Jim NortonPolonius
    • Kobna Holdbrook-SmithLaertes
    • Leo BillHoratio
  • Creative

    • Lyndsey TurnerDirector
    • Es DevlinSet Design
    • Katrina LindsayCostume Design


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