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To thine own self be true, and go to the screening

Actors say that they have made it when they have played Hamlet. If this is true, then Benedict Cumberbatch made it on the stage of the National Theatre in the title role of the play by William Shakespeare.

The original 2015 National Theatre Live performance of Hamlet – which was seen by over 750,000 people worldwide – returns with Cumberbatch once again playing the prince of Denmark with the Rialto Theatre in Limassol giving us the chance to enjoy his performance on Tuesday.

The tragedy, where Hamlet must avenge his father’s death but struggles with the task he has set for himself, is directed by Lyndsey Turner and, according to Andrzej Lukowski for Time Out magazine, it is “one of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.”

As we know, Hamlet is not at all a short play, so get your popcorn and refreshments ready, it will take just over three hours for the final scene to unfold.

Screening of the play from the National Theatre. March 6. Rialto Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €7/10. With Greek and English subtitles. Tel: 77-777745

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