Sold Out Hamlet is Streamed Live To The Atkinson

Sold Out Hamlet is Streamed Live To The Atkinson

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Hamlet at The Atkinson on Thursday 15 October.

The production, co-starring Game of Thrones’ Ciarán Hinds, is directed by Lyndsey Turner, whose Chimerica and Posh were both critical hits. It has been the fastest-selling ticket in London theatre history with advance seats selling out in minutes almost a year before the curtain rises.

Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to The Atkinson from the Barbican.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Bringing the best of British theatre to The Atkinson, National Theatre Live streams live performances direct to the cinema, so you can enjoy watching some of the most renowned actors perform at the same time as the London live audience. When tickets have sold out at the theatre – you can enjoy a cinematic experience like no other.

There is an encore performance on Thursday 5 November at 7pm.

The next in the National Theatre Live season play is Of Mice and Men (Live), Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the highly-anticipated screening.

Of Mice and Men (Live) is screened on Thursday 19 November at 7pm. Tickets are £10.

**Please note this is a live screening and not a live theatre event**

Hamlet (Live) can be seen at The Atkinson on Thursday 15 October at 7pm.

Tickets are £10 plus booking fee and are available online at or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.

*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and 50p per ticket charge for over the counter sales.


Further Information:
For interviews, or more information please contact or call 0151 934 2129

National Theatre Live
Hamlet (Live)
Thursday 15 October

National Theatre Live
Of Mice and Men (Live)
Thursday 19 November

*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and 50p per ticket charge for over the counter sales.

The Atkinson
Lord Street

In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street
For tickets: visit the website or call box office on 01704 533333

About The Atkinson
The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters.

You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

The new Museum is now open. Sefton Between Land & Sea tells the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. While Discover Ancient Egypt – the new Egyptology Gallery is the home of the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not been seen for over 40 years.

Posted on 12 October 2015 under General news

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