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REVIEW: NT Live Hamlet - Barbican, London

What do I think? Well, it can be boiled down to one simple sentence: an outstanding Hamlet in a massively flawed production.

There are few productions in recent history that have garnered as much press as Lyndsey Turner’s… 733 more words


THEATRE REVIEW: Hamlet, Barbican Theatre

running until 31 October

At last. Two years since rumours started circulating, over a year since the ticket was purchased on that stressful day, a month and a half since the controversially early first reviews emerged – was all that waiting worth it? 562 more words


Hamlet, Revisited

The media frenzy has died down and Cumberbatch and co have settled into the business of getting the thing done every night. I was delighted to have the opportunity to revisit the play so I could see how it had changed since the previews. 429 more words

The rest is silence...

The problem with booking something over a year in advance is that there is a good chance you’ll be more excited at the time of booking than when the event itself actually deigns to come along. 1,139 more words

Theatre Review - Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet at the Barbican

Saturday night saw me return to the Barbican for my third visit to Hamlet and the first since press night. After seeing the very first performance, a preview in week two and now the show three weeks in, it’s interesting to see what’s changed and what hasn’t. 1,967 more words


To be or not to be?

So on Friday 28th August I had tickets for me and my sister to see Hamlet.  I bought these tickets over a year ago on 11th August 2014 – so as you can imagine this was a highly anticipated day out! 1,429 more words


Hamlet, Barbican

The most hyped play of the year. Tickets booked over a year ago for one of the hottest actors around subjecting himself to the ultimate test of an actor’s ability. 1,016 more words