National Theatre Live Screening: Hamlet
With Benedict Cumberbatch
Thurs. May 23, 2024 at 6:30pm
Broadcast in HD from the Barbican Centre in London
Directed by Lyndsey Turner
“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
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Sherlock, The Power of the Dog) plays 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 paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
With lavish staging and costumes, this broadcast has been seen by over 900,000 people worldwide.
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