Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Shakespeare’s classic tale of tragedy and revenge, Hamlet, at the Barbican. This highly anticipated production from renowned director Lyndsey Turner sees the Sherlock actor portray one of the Bard’s most iconic roles and cements the actor as one of the most significant of this generation.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been a widely influential and renowned work for centuries, focusing on the Danish Prince of the same name who learns of the death of King Hamlet, his father, and seeks revenge against his Uncle Claudius, the murderer who has now seized the throne and taken his mother’s hand in marriage.
Penned during the transition from the 16th to the 17th centuries, it has been staged all over the world, regularly attracting big names to the title role. This time, with Cumberbatch onstage, audiences will be flocking to purchase theatre tickets.
Benedict Cumberbatch has become one of the most popular actors in the United Kingdom in recent years thanks to television, film and stage work. His highest profile stage production in the past few years was Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, which saw him share the roles of both Dr Frankenstein and his monster with Jonny Lee Miller. However, he is best known for portraying the title role in Sherlock alongside Martin Freeman as Dr Watson, who appears in Richard III at the Trafalgar Studios in 2014, as well as roles in Star Trek Into Darkness, The Hobbit Trilogy, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and 12 Years A Slave, to name but a few.
Meanwhile, Laurence Olivier Award-winning director Lyndsey Turner has previously been responsible for some well-received shows in the capital. Her production of Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica earned her the Olivier Award for Best Director in 2014 and her other credits include Fathers And Sons and Her I Come! at the Donmar Warehouse, Posh at the Royal Court and Duke of York’s Theatre and There Is A War at the National Theatre, among others. She has also worked in New York, directing Machinal on Broadway in 2014, which featured Rebecca Hall in a starring role.
Audiences can see Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet when it makes its highly anticipated appearance at the Barbican Theatre from Wednesday 5th August 2015.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 19th July 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 30th July 2016|
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