Movie buffs and literary groupies alike can collectively rejoice over 34 West Theatre’s (200 Meeting St. #100) Nov. 4 screening of Hamlet as it’s broadcast live from The National Theatre of London. If you want to take advantage of this rare opportunity, you better act fast — screenings for Nov. 1 and 2 have already sold out and seats for the Nov. 4 screening are filling up. Check out 34 West Theatre’s website to grab tickets for this screening: tickets are only $20. Seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. and beer, wine, champagne cocktails, soda, and snacks will be available for purchase.
Director Lyndsey Turner and Producer Sonia Friedman Productions bring the centuries old play to life with a re-invented version of the Hamlet audiences know and, sometimes, love. Contemporary elements have been added to the archaic story such as Nat Turner tunes and Hamlet sporting a David Bowie T-shirt to add contextual depth. “This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation,” says Matt Trueman of Vanity Magazine.
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the complex persona of Hamlet and Sian Brooke performs the tragic role of Ophelia.
Cumberbatch is no stranger to literary productions — his performance of Victor/The Creature in Frankenstein at the National Theatre of London won him the 2012 Olivier Award for best actor. Also a star on the BBC series of Sherlock, Cumberbatch’s newest live performance is eagerly anticipated by audiences across the globe.