National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)

Genre:  Drama, Musical, Other
Running Time:  240 min.
Release Date: October 15, 2015 (limited)

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Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Leo Bill, Jim Norton, Anastasia Hille, Sian Brooke


Hamlet (Benedict Cumberbatch), the prince of Denmark, is visited by the ghost of his father, who was murdered. Consumed by grief, Hamlet questions his sanity as he's forced to avenge his father's murder. What he cannot foresee is the destruction that will ensue.

Playing live on October 15 at select theatres across the country. Encore performances will be shown on November 7, 8, 9 and 11.

Director: Lyndsey Turner
Studio: Royal National Theatre
Screenplay: William Shakespeare

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  • 5 stars "Amazing adaptation, took my breath away."