Turns out Doctor Strange won’t be our only chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch on the big screen this November.
The Sherlock star will play the coveted role of Hamlet in a production of Shakespeare’s tragic play that’s being beamed into U.S. theaters for one night only.
So far the only people who’ve seen the play are the lucky few who managed to get tickets to the sold-out run at London’s Barbican Theatre last year (remember how Benedict asked them personally not to film the play and spoil it for other people?), followed by filmgoers in the U.K. when it was broadcast to nationwide cinemas.
Well, now it’s our turn. On November 15, we’ll finally get to see Benedict strut his stuff on the London stage, when over 240 U.S. theaters will screen the play, originally performed and recorded in October 2015.
It’s part of NTLive Encore, a season of stage plays that so far has included One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden, The Audience starring Helen Mirren, and will soon broadcast Frankenstein, also starring man-of-the-moment Benedict alongside Elementary star Jonny Lee Miller, on October 26.
In the mean time though, here’s a clip of Benedict starting in on that most famous of Shakespeare soliloquies, “To be or not to be…”:
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