Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet first look at the show of the year

Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet) Johan Persson
by uk team
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation Game, Frankenstein) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the Barbican presents an exclusive twelve-week run of this compelling new production in summer 2015.
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.

Cast & Creative team

Directed by Lyndsey Turner
Music by Jon Hopkins

Barry Aird Soldier
Eddie Arnold Danish Captain, Servant
Leo Bill Horatio
Siân Brooke Ophelia
Nigel Carrington Servant, Cornelius
Ruairi Conaghan Player King
Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet
Rudi Dharmalingam Guildenstern
Colin Haigh Priest, Messenger

Paul Ham Official
Diveen Henry Player Queen, Messenger
Anastasia Hille Gertrude
Ciarán Hinds Claudius
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Laertes
Karl Johnson Ghost of Hamlet’s father
Jim Norton Polonius
Amaka Okafor Official
Dan Parr Barnardo
Jan Shepherd Courtier
Morag Siller Voltemand
Matthew Steer Rosencrantz
Sergo Vares Fortinbras
Dwane Walcott Marcellus


Barbican Centre

Silk St

Until October 31

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