Published On: Thu, Mar 1st, 2018

Fathom Events brings back Shakespeare, beginning with Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Hamlet’ set for March 8

Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live offer moviegoers a taste of Shakespeare this spring with “Hamlet,” Julius Caesar”and “Macbeth,” as part of their NT Live: Shakespeare collection. All three captivating performances are captured live from London’s West End and screened in movie theaters nationwide.

Catch “Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch in “Hamlet” as part of the NT Live encore series

Hamlet – Thursday, March 8, 2018; 7:00 p.m. local time

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s “Sherlock,” “The Imitation Game”) takes on the role of Hamlet in Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (“Posh,” “Chimerica”) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the original 2015 broadcast of “Hamlet” was experienced by over half a million people worldwide and is the most-seen National Theatre Live broadcast.

Julius Caesar – Thursday, March 22, 2018; 7:30 p.m. local time

The Bridge Theatre’s auditorium is transformed for Tony and Olivier award winning director Nicholas Hytner’s (“The History Boys,” “Miss Saigon”) promenade staging of Shakespeare’s political thriller. Members of the theatre audience become part of the action and join the crowd of hundreds that stand amongst the street party greeting Caesar’s triumphant return to Rome, the congress that witnesses his murder and the civil war that erupts in the wake of his assassination. The filming will give audiences the chance to experience both perspectives from within the crowd and looking on to the action in 360 degrees. This is the first time a National Theatre Live broadcast will have filmed a promenade immersive production.

Macbeth – Thursday, May 22, 2018; 7:00 p.m. local time

In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war and ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled toward the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy will see Rory Kinnear (“Young Marx,” “Othello”) and Anne-Marie Duff (“Oil,” “Suffragette”) return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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