By William Shakespeare
UK, 2015, 240 min
Sonia Friedman Productions
Director: Lyndsey Turner
Composer: John Hopkins
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, Leo Bill, Sian Brooke, Anastasia Hille.
Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) 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.
Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions
Presented by the Barbican