Benedict Cumberbatch as HAMLET

cumberbatch hamletToday I went to see Benedict Cumberbatch perform on stage in London as Hamlet.  I am not in London, but I sure wish I was.  National Theatre Live is streaming this play in theaters all over the world.  Click on National Theatre Live to look up what movie house near you is streaming this awesome play.   The experience this after noon was brilliant and engaging.

55c7e8ca169027501c6f1273_benedict-cumberbatch-hamlet-leaks  I love Benedict’s rendition of Hamlet.  Cumberbatch is extremely lively and brings so much emotion to the role.  The entire cast was fabulous and I give this production a standing ovation.

15-ciaran-hinds-claudius-in-hamlet-at-the-barbican-theatre-1Ciaran Hinds is outstanding as Claudius.  This British actor is such a natural in classic roles.  I was so impressed with the way he delivered his lines and overall what he brought the character.


Barbican-Hamlet3Kobna Holdbrook-Smith played Laertes.


12003337_10153127511168857_2878808634928224459_nSian Brooks played Ophelia.


hamlet10aug2015tenAnastasia Hille played Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude.

Barbican-Hamlet5If this production is being streamed at a theater near you please make the effort to go and see it.

National Theatre Live will also be streaming other productions such as Jane Eyre and As You Like It.   Check their website for dates and theater locations in your city.


  1. Servetus says:

    It turns out I could have seen it here (realized that two days late), but I think the cheapest ticket was $20 and that was more than I wanted to pay for this one …

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