Benedict Cumberbatch to play Hamlet at Barbican

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Hamlet at Barbican
 

Benedict Cumberbatch's appearance as Hamlet will mark his first full return to the stage since starring in Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle, at the National Theatre in 2011. Photograph: Catherine Ashmore/PA Benedict Cumberbatch is to swap Sherlock for Shakespeare when he plays Hamlet for 12 weeks in the summer of 2015, it will be confirmed .
The west end impresario Sonia Friedman, who will produce the Shakespeare play at the Barbican theatre in London, described Cumberbatch, the star of the BBC TV series Sherlock, as "one of the most gifted actors of his generation".
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26 March 2014 in Art & Culture, Views: 24
Source: Guardian
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