Thursday 17 November 2016 -
20:00 to 23:30

Committed to providing Belgium with the greatest variety of cinematic experience, British Council and Utopolis Mechelen are proudly presenting Hamlet of the National Theatre Live (NT Live) Encore series.


Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet. Daily Telegraph

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

One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever. Time Out

A fresh, dynamic staging with a vivid, supple performance at its heart. Financial Times

Benedict Cumberbatch exudes charisma and intelligence. Evening Standard

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.

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

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the original 2015 broadcast was experienced by over half a million people worldwide.

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.  

 Director: Lyndsey Turner

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch,

Original: William Shakespeare

Language: English

Subtitles: none

Duration: 240 minutes

NT Live is an innovative project by the National Theatre of Great Britain, broadcasting the best of British theatre live to cinemas around the world.

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