NT LIVE SCREENING ENCORE: HAMLET *SOLD OUT - The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard Playhouse


by William Shakespeare directed by Lyndsey Turner

Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

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.


‘Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet’ - Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph

‘One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.’ - Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

‘This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation.’ - Matt Trueman, Variety


Watch the trailer HERE

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