Celebrating Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on music, dance, opera, musical theatre and comedy, the British Council and Ciné Utopia Luxembourg are proudly presenting Hamlet of the National Theatre Live (NT Live).
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 broadcast this eagerly awaited production live 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.
Director: Lyndsey Turner
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch
Original: William Shakespeare
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.