NT Live Encore Screening: Hamlet
Director. Lyndsey Turner
Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the demanding title role in this recording of a live performance of Shakespeare's tragedy from the stage of The Barbican in London. The King of Denmark dies and his brother Claudius assumes the throne and swiftly takes his widowed sister-in-law Gertrude as his wife. During a night-time visit to the castle battlements, Hamlet meets his father's ghost, who reveals his true demise at Claudius' hands.