National Theatre Live: Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch
(Sonia Friedman Productions)
By William Shakespeare
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by Lyndsey Turner
Screening from November 7, 2015
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will screen this eagerly awaited production captured live in Australian 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.