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Benedict Cumberbatch prays for work. Again.
Benedict Cumberbatch prays for work. Again.
This Shakespeare play? To be. Definitely.

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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By Fraser McAlpine