Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet in 2015 National Theatre production will be broadcast worldwide Oct. 15, 2015.
Photo by Johan Persson courtesy National Theatre Live.
Cinematic trailer for National Theatre Live Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch, October 15, 2015, and other dates.
This Royal National Theater production featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the eponymous Dane is playing to sold-out audiences at the Barbican Theatre in London for a 12-week run August through October. The Cumberbatch Hamlet -- reported last year by London's daily, The Telegraph as the most in-demand theatrical production of all time -- is now available to international film audiences.
The National Theater Live performance of Hamlet will be shown on October 15, 2015 and in encore performances at theaters worldwide -- including theaters in Livonia, Ann Arbor, and Lansing MI. European audiences will see the performance in real time; global audiences will see a high-definition recording at more convenient times. Show-time information is available from the National Theatre Live website and the Fandango movie website.