Benedict Cumberbatch is mesmerising in cinema trailer for Hamlet

Shakespeare's great tragedy, with Cumberbatch in the title role, is coming to big screens around the world

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Tickets for the Barbican’s theatre production of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, were much sought after. So if you missed out – or simply want to watch it again – on October 15th the Shakespeare tragedy will be screened in participating cinemas live across the globe, with ‘encore’ screenings following from the 22nd.

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This trailer features shots from the film, overlaid with some of Cumberbatch’s mesmerising monologues…

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You can find out which cinemas are taking part on the National Theatre Live website.