One of Shakespeare's most performed and popular plays, Hamlet's eponymous hero has been portrayed by some of the greatest actors of any era. Yet non hae caused such a stir as Benedict Cumberbatch, whose presence on the cast list meant Lyndsey Turner's 2015 production at the Barbican became the fastest-selling ticket in London Theatre History.
'Benedict Cumberbatch struggles to make himself felt in Lyndsey Turner's enormous production.'
'Benedict Cumberbatch imprisoned in a dismal production'
'Cumberbatch has a gift for suggesting Hamlet’s essential decency, but visual conceits take the place of textual investigation in this frustra ...
'Benedict Cumberbatch is the sanest of Danes'
'Cumberbatch is a strikingly eloquent Hamlet in an evening of fitful illumination'
'Turner needs to pay more attention to the play and the actors.'