With a major role in the Star Trek sequel and two parts in Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit, it may seem as if Benedict Cumberbatch is spending all of his time in Hollywood at the moment.
But the Sherlock star is currently in Britain and will be performing for one afternoon only at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London tomorrow.
The cast of the Royal Court’s Playwright’s Playwrights season is announced late in the day, meaning that half the audience have only discovered since booking that they’ll be seeing Cumberbatch.
The actor is reading from John Osbourne’s Look Back in Anger, the 1956 play which, according to critics, “blasted open the doors for a generation of angry young men”.
And the good news for Cumberbatch fans with Friday afternoon free is that there are still some tickets left…