Hamlet (National Theatre Live)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet) in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. Photo credit Johan Persson

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live’s Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. 

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the original 2015 broadcast was experienced by over half a million people worldwide.

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.  


Dates: Saturday 21 - Friday 27 May 2016
Cine Libre Ikebukuro (Japanese) 

Dates: Saturday 4 - Friday 10 June 2016, Saturday 18 - Friday 24 June 2016, Saturday 2 - Friday 8 July 2016
Venue: Bunkamura Le Cinema (Japanese)

Dates: Sunday 3 July 2016
Venue: Kobe Asahi Hall (Japanese)

Dates: Friday 26 - Sunday 28 August 2016
Venue: KAAT Kanagawa Arts Theatre (Japanese)

For more information please see the National Theatre Live official website (Japanese).

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