To queue, or not to queue, that is the question.
Hear ye, let it be known that the Barbican is releasing 30 £10 tickets a day to see Benedict Cumberbatch, yes Sherlock, as Hamlet. Tickets have completely sold out so for the lucky 30 who make it to the front of the queue, this really is a golden ticket scenario.
The box office opens at 10.30am, but any Cumberbatch fan worth their salt knows that they need to be in the line clad in a sleeping bag with a hot flask of tea from 1am. So with that in mind, Time Out’s Daisy Bowie-Sell did just that and queued through the night with Benedict Cumberbatch fans as part of the #cumberhamlet #allnighter. Here’s what happened in tweets:
Ok so there are now 14 people in our queue. The majority of which have turned up in the last two hours. I'm now drinking beer. #cumberhamlet— Daisy Bowie-Sell (@Daisy5660) August 6, 2015
There have been tears. Someone turned up at 5.20 (WHO DOES THAT?) and the queue was too long. 30 tickets! Only 30!— Daisy Bowie-Sell (@Daisy5660) August 6, 2015
People have been cheerily turning up over the last ten minutes as if they're just gonna breeze in and pick up a ticket. #maybetheywill?— Daisy Bowie-Sell (@Daisy5660) August 6, 2015
Read our 'Hamlet' at the Barbican