2014, 210 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Lyndsey Turner, Wri. William Shakespeare, ByExperience
"This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation" – Variety
Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 900,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet (Benedict Cumberbatch) rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Time Out remarks, "One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever."
This production includes an intermission. The Friday 9/27 screening features English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world, including Coral Gables Art Cinema! Tickets to these special screenings are $20 and under ($16 for Cinema members). Friday screenings feature English subtitles as part of our commitment to make programs more accessible to d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences.