Friday, 20 February 2015

Details announced for NT Live broadcast of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Following reports, it has been confirmed that Lyndsey Turner’s production of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15th October 2015 as part of National Theatre Live. 

Produced by Sonia FriedmanBenedict Cumberbatch plays the title role in the production which opens at the Barbican Theatre on 25th August (previews from 5th August) for a limited run until 31st October 2015. 

The National Theatre’s project, NT Live, broadcasts plays live from the stage to over 550 cinemas in the UK and over 44 countries internationally. Tickets for the Hamlet NT Live will go on sale on 16th March 2015. 

The run of Hamlet is currently sold out; however, details of how to purchase the 100 tickets at £10 for each performance will be announced late spring. In addition, from time to time, small numbers of tickets may be returned for advance sale online. 

Set design is by Es Devlin with video design by Luke Halls. Further casting and details for this production will be announced at a later date.

Visit www.ntlive.com for details of all screenings.

Photo Credit: Photographer Tim Gutt, Poster Art Direction Shona Heath

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