Hamlet – National Theatre Live

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Hamlet – National Theatre Live

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on 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.

Filmed live from the Barbican.


General Admission tickets are available online for $15. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime and seating is first-come, first-served. Bar service and snacks will be available. 

Film Facts

Running Time 3 hours and 20 minutes, with one 20-minute intermission

Genre Theater

Directed by
Lyndsey Turner
Robin Lough

Written by
William Shakespeare