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National Theatre Live:
William Shakespeare: “Hamlet”

NT Live

In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens

Live transmission from the Barbican Centre – London by the National Theatre Live (15/10)
Transmission from the Barbican Centre – London by the National Theatre Live (20/10)


Director: Lyndsey Turner
Set designer: Es Devlin
Costume Designer: Katrina Lindsay
Lighthing designer: Jane Cox
Μusic: Jon Hopkins


Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Cast: Barry Aird, Eddie Arnold, Leo Bill, Siân Brooke, Nigel Carrington, Ruairi Conaghan, Rudi Dharmalingam, Colin Haigh, Paul Ham, Diveen Henry, Anastasia Hille, Ciarán Hinds, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Karl Johnson, Jim Norton, Amaka Okafor, Dan Parr, Jan Shepherd, Morag Siller, Matthew Steer, Sergo Vares, Dwane Walcott


As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.