HAMLET by Shakespeare,          , Writer - William Shakespeare, Director - Lyndsey Turner, Set design -Es Devlin, Lighting - Jane Cox, The Barbican, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson/

National Theatre Live: Hamlet (Encore)

Sunday, April 8 - Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

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 (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Part of the National Theatre Live: Spring 2018 season.

  • Country UK
  • Year 2015
  • Running Time 217 minutes
  • Director Lyndsey Turner (stage)
  • Writer William Shakespeare (stage play)
  • Producer Sonia Friedman
  • Cast Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Jim Norton, Anastasia Hille, Sian Brooke, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith