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Hamlet With Benedict Cumberbatch

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#1 Jon

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:23 PM

There is an article in the Daily Mail about Benedict Cumberbatch possibly returning to the stage in a new production of Hamlet directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman in 2014. Given how much his fan base has increased due to Sherlock, Star Trek and upcoming films like The Fifth Estate, this will be a hot ticket. Wonder what theatre they'll choose? I think either the Gielgud, Pinter or Wyndhams.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:32 PM

There is also talk of somewhere other than a theatre, ala Branagh Macbeth.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:50 PM

With Sonia Friedman producing, I would have thought commercial production in a West End theatre but a site specific production would be great.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:23 PM

I loved MIF's Macbeth this year so I agree site specific would be wonderful, but I assume they'll go for a large commercial west end theatre in order to sell the huge amount of tickets that will be snapped up for this.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

O please not somewhere chilly with iron gangplanks and temporary toilets. Enough already.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

Hamlet - Benedict Cumberbatch
Horatio - Martin Freeman
Ophelia - Vanessa Redgrave
Laertes - James Earl Jones
Claudius - Marcello Magni
Gertrude - Kathryn Hunter
Polonius - Stephen Fry
Ghost - Michael Sheen
Fortinbras - Daniel Mays
Rosencrantz - Jedward (alternate)
Guildenstern - Jedward (alternate)
First Gravedigger - Dame Judith Dench

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

View PostHonoured Guest, on 21 September 2013 - 01:09 PM, said:

Rosencrantz - Jedward (alternate)
Guildenstern - Jedward (alternate)

I think I'll wait for the announcement that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead....
Somebody crowd me with love, Somebody force me to care,
Somebody make me come through, I'll always be there, As frightened as you, of Being Alive.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 05:19 PM

View PostPharaoh, on 20 September 2013 - 12:32 PM, said:

There is also talk of somewhere other than a theatre, ala Branagh Macbeth.

View PostLynette, on 20 September 2013 - 02:25 PM, said:

O please not somewhere chilly with iron gangplanks and temporary toilets. Enough already.

Old Harrovian Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an ambassador of The Prince's Trust, the charity founded by Charles, Prince of Wales. Maybe Ben C will play the troubled prince at Clarence House or St James's Palace.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 09:43 PM

Well I do know the loos at St James's Palace are very nice.

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 11:42 PM

Baz has mentioned that this will be playing the Barbican rather than the West End, quite a coup for The Barbican to get this rather than a West End playhouse





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