For the thousands of Benedict Cumberbatch fans who missed out on tickets to his take on Shakespeare's most tragic role, the NT Live screenings are an absolute saviour. From the comfort of your local cinema, you can watch the 'Sherlock' star do his Hamlet in the Barbican Theatre. The Encore screening isn't live - that screening is on October 15 - this is a repeat showing of the live version. But it should be as close to the original as ticketless punters are going to get. The show itself is directed by Lyndsey Turner with Cumberbatch being joined on stage by Ciaran Hinds as Claudius, Sian Brooke as Ophelia and Anastasia Hille as Gertrude.
The Encore screenings take place at various dates and venues across London including Picturehouse Central (Oct 18); Soho Hotel (Oct 30) and The Gate (Oct 20 & 22). See http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout10-hamlet for more information