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This is a story that has been doing the rounds as a stage-whispered rumor for a short while, but it has now been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will be taking to the London stage next year to appear in a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, at the Barbican Theatre.
It’s a Sonia Friedman production, directed by Lyndsey Turner, and it will run from August until October 2015.
Sonia told BBC News that she is “thrilled” to be working with Benedict, calling him “one of the most gifted and exciting actors of his generation”.
It’s Benedict’s first return to the boards since he alternated playing Victor Frankenstein and his Monster with Jonny Lee Miller, in Danny Boyle’s 2011 production of Frankenstein.
Booking details will be announced in May (this year), and yes, we’ll keep you posted.
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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