Bene­dict couldn’t sign au­to­graphs af­ter Ham­let

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure -

BDue to the over­whelm­ing num­ber of fans at the Bar­bican Theatre in Eng­land, it was de­cided that no sign­ings would take place

ritish ac­tor Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch (right) was ex­cused from sign­ing au­to­graphs for his many fans af­ter his de­but per­for­mance as Ham­let at the Bar­bican Theatre in Eng­land. The 39-year-old took to the stage as the Shake­spearean char­ac­ter for the first time, but due to the over­whelm­ing num­ber of fans who be­sieged the venue, a de­ci­sion was made to place a sign­board out­side the stage door stat­ing that sign­ings wouldn’t take place.

“Mr Cum­ber­batch will not be sign­ing au­to­graphs be­fore or af­ter the per­for­mance of Ham­let. Due to the over­whelm­ing num­ber of re­quests, we’re un­able to ac­cept gifts or items for sign­ing. We apol­o­gise for any dis­ap­point­ment this may cause and ap­pre­ci­ate your un­der­stand­ing”, read the mes­sage.

Cum­ber­batch has a huge fan base due to his role as Sher­lock Holmes in the pop­u­lar TV se­ries Sher­lock. The Os­car-nom­i­nated ac­tor has been vy­ing to play the Prince of Den­mark in Shake­speare’s tragedy for a long time, and al­ways thought when he reached his late 30s, he’d be the right age to por­tray the fa­mous char­ac­ter.

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