Wednesday, February 28th – 7pm
Alice Silverman Theatre
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Sherlock, The Power of the Dog) plays 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.
With lavish staging and costumes, this production has been seen by over 900,000 people worldwide.
‘Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet’
‘This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation’
‘One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever’
CONTENT WARNING: Murder most foul.
Recorded live at the Barbican Theatre, London.
Shown in HD in the Alice Silverman Theatre, Newport Performing Arts Center.
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Special thanks to Wendy Ware & Dan Gleason – our lead underwriters for the 2023-2024 National Theatre Live season.