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Benedict Cumberbatch and cast rehearse 'Hamlet' (Pic: Johan Persson)
Benedict Cumberbatch and cast rehearse 'Hamlet' (Pic: Johan Persson)
Benedict Cumberbatch and cast rehearse ‘Hamlet’ (Pic: Johan Persson)

The first rehearsal photos have been released, showing new dad Benedict Cumberbatch hard at work at the Barbican, with the rest of the cast of Hamlet.

You can see a full gallery of at the Guardian, with loving annotation of the various cast members—including Ciarán Hinds, Anastasia Hille, Sian Brooke, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Jim Norton and Leo Bill—but as you can see from these shots, Lyndsey Turner is putting together a pretty physical interpretation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Benedict Cumberbatch and cast rehearse 'Hamlet' (Pic: Johan Persson)
(Pic: Johan Persson)

Hamlet runs from 5 August to 31 October 2015, and is currently sold out, although there will be a daily allocation of tickets priced at £10 each.

(Pic: Johan Personn)
Benedict (Pic: Johan Personn)

Failing that, Hamlet will also be broadcast in the UK, US and across Europe on October 15.

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By Fraser McAlpine