Stage to Screen
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Director: Lyndsey Turner
Studio: Royal National Theatre
Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to King’s Theatre. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) in the title role 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. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
Running Time: 240 min.
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
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