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Get a First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet in London

Cumberbatch takes on Shakespeare's storied drama in a new production that's already sold out.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet at London's Barbican Theatre.
(© Johan Persson)

The first photos of Lyndsey Turner's new London revival of Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, have been released. The production, already sold out, plays an engagement through October 31 at the Barbican Theatre.

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet in a new production directed by Lyndsey Turner.
(© Johan Persson)

Joining Cumberbatch are Barry Aird (Soldier), Eddie Arnold (Danish Captain, Servant), Leo Bill (Horatio), Siân Brooke (Ophelia), Nigel Carrington (Servant, Cornelius), Ruairi Conaghan (Player King), Rudi Dharmalingam (Guildenstern), Colin Haigh (Priest, Messenger), Paul Ham (Official), Diveen Henry (Player Queen, Messenger), Anastasia Hille (Gertrude), Ciarán Hinds (Claudius), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Laertes), Karl Johnson (Ghost of Hamlet's father), Jim Norton (Polonius), Amaka Okafor (Official), Dan Parr (Barnardo), Jan Shepherd (Courtier), Morag Siller (Voltemand), Matthew Steer (Rosencrantz), Sergo Vares (Fortinbras), and Dwane Walcott (Marcellus).

Hamlet is already sold out in London and runs through October 31.
(© Johan Persson)

Set designs are by Es Devlin with costume designs by Katrina Lindsay, video by Luke Halls, lighting by Jane Cox, music by Jon Hopkins, sound by Christopher Shutt, movement by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and fights by Bret Yount.

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith plays Laertes to Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet.
(© Johan Persson)

Click here for more information on the production.