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

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.


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


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