We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Read more…

National Theatre Live: "Hamlet"

Hammer Theatre Center
Event organized by Hammer Theatre Center

Get Directions

#var:page_name# cover

Without a doubt the most famous play in the English language, "Hamlet" is much more than a collection of quotable lines, like the legendary soliloquy that begins with "To be or not to be?" It's also a thrilling tale of political intrigue, murder and madness. And now you can experience Shakespeare's greatest work, broadcast in HD from the National Theatre in London, at the Hammer Theatre Center in San Jose. Directed by Lyndsey Turner, this National Theatre Live screening stars Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch ("Imitation Game", "Sherlock") in the title role. Visited by his father's ghost and tasked with avenging his murder, Prince Hamlet descends into madness and homicidal rage in this epic tale.