The full casting for Lyndsey Turner’s long-awaited production of Hamlet, with the title role played by star of stage and screen Benedict Cumberbatch has been announced.
The newly announced cast includes Nigel Carrington as Cornelius, Rudi Dharmalingam as Guildenstern, Matthew Steer as Rosencrantz, Eddie Arnold as Danish Captain, Karl Johnson as the Ghost, Sergo Vares as Fortinbras, Colin Haigh as Priest/Messenger, Dan Parr as Barnardo, Morag Siller as Voltemand, Barry Aird as Soldier, Dwane Walcott as Marcellus, Ruairi Conaghan as Player King, Jan Shepherd as Courtier, Diveen Henry as Player Queen/Messenger, Amaka Okafor and Paul Ham as Officials.
They join the already announced cast of Anastasia Hille as Gertrude, Ciaran Hinds as King Claudius, Sian Brooke as Ophelia, Leo Bill as Horatio, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Laertes and Jim Norton as Polonius.
The production that is due to open at the Barbican Theatre on 5 August 2015 features spectacular set designs by multi Olivier Award-winning Es Devlin, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Chris Shutt and costume design by Katrina Lindsay.
Fans of Benedict Cumberbath were quick of the mark to snap up tickets, with the production selling out within just one hour. However, 100 tickets priced at £10 each will be released for every performance. The production will also be broadcast to big screens across the world on 15 October 2015.
Hamlet runs at the Barbican Theatre from 5 August to 31 October 2015.