Cineplex to screen live Hamlet performances
Benedict Cumberbatch portrays the gloomy Dane
The tickets to see Benedict Cumberbatch’s star turn in Hamlet on the London stage sold out in a mere three minutes. Another 30,000 people were in the queue.
Now, Canadians will get to see what all the fuss is about on Oct. 15 when the National Theatre play is broadcast live at select Cineplex Theatres. There will be encore performances Nov. 7, 8, 9 and 11.
One of the hottest actor of his generation, Cumberbatch has also por- trayed detective Sherlock Holmes, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange and has an upcoming film as Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein in the works.
He has received rave reviews for his portrayal of the gloomy Danish prince in Shakespeare’s well-known play running for12 weeks. It is directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
Other actors who have previously tackled the role include Mel Gibson, Keanu Reeves, Jude Law, Daniel Day Lewis and Richard Burton.
National Theatre Live is an initiative of the Royal National Theatre in London. Tickets, theatres and show times at Cineplex.com/Events/NationalTheatre.
Benedict Cumberbatch, seen during TIFF in 2014, is playing Hamlet.