HAMLET by Shakespeare,          , Writer - William Shakespeare, Director - Lyndsey Turner, Set design -Es Devlin, Lighting - Jane Cox, The Barbican, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson/
Benedict Cumberbatch by Johan Persson

'Hamlet' at the Barbican guide

Become a Shakespeare expert, avoid the queues and get tickets to Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' at the Barbican

Andrzej Lukowski

It's finally here: Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet at the Barbican. The biggest theatre event of the year pairs Shakespeare's greatest play with the most famous British actor in the world right now. Benedict Cumberbatch is starring as Hamlet and it will have his army of fans (and most of us normal people) excruciatingly excited. 

Our handy hub should answer your every 'Hamlet'/Cumberbatch question. Here's some just for starters, in case you've been under a rock for the last year:

When is 'Hamlet' at the Barbican?
'Hamlet' opens August 5 and runs until October 31, 2015

Where is 'Hamlet' at the Barbican?
It's at the Barbican theatre inside the Barbican Centre, near Mooragate.  

What is 'Hamlet' at the Barbican?
The greatest play ever written, duh. See our 'Everything you wanted to know about 'Hamlet'' guide below.

Can I still get tickets to 'Hamlet' at the Barbican?
'Hamlet' is completely sold out, but there are ways and means to get in. See below. 

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