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Benedict Cumberbatch to play Hamlet at the Barbican

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock
It was confirmed today that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch  will be playing the title role of Hamlet at the Barbican in London next year.
The production will run August – October 2015 and be directed by Lyndsey Turner  known for  her work in Posh and Chimerca and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
The production of Hamlet will be part of the Celebrating Shakespeare season at the Barbican which will feature many of the Bard’s best known works.
Producer Sonia Friedman said: “I’m thrilled to be producing Hamlet with Lyndsey and Benedict and we are all delighted that the magnificent Barbican has agreed to present the show. Having recently produced Lyndsey’s extraordinary production of Chimerica in the West End, I am delighted to be working with her again and it is so great to be working with one of the most gifted and exciting actors of his generation, Benedict Cumberbatch, in the title role.” 
Although there will be considerable demand for tickets,  they are not on sale yet.
Further information and booking details will be announced in May 2014 via barbican.org.uk.

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