Hottest ticket in the world may be National Theatre’s ‘Hamlet’

Benedict Cumberbatch (bottom) and Jonny Lee Miller (both of whom play Sherlock Holmes characters on TV) starred opposite each other in the NTL production of "Frankenstein." To make things more fun, they learn both roles for the production. Here, Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein and Miller as The Creature. (Photo: National Theatre).
Benedict Cumberbatch (left) and Jonny Lee Miller (both of whom play Sherlock Holmes characters on TV) starred opposite each other in the NTL production of “Frankenstein.” To make things more fun, they learn both roles and switched parts during the production. (Photo: National Theatre).

The National Theatre in London is mounting a new production of “Hamlet” and people are going wild trying to get tickets to the 12-week limited run. They’re calling the box office and signing on to multiple devices  from such places as Siberia, New Zealand, Peru, Japan and Indonesia to get the coveted tickets. And why? Benedict Cumberbatch.

According to an article in today’s NYTimes, social media and women (Cumberbitches to some) have turned the recently married actor into a world-wide megastar. One Indonesian man has a business selling Cumberbatch cupcakes, Michael Paulson reports in his story.

If you can’t get a ticket or afford the trip to London, have no fear. National  Theatre Live will broadcast a performance in theaters worldwide on Oct. 15.

To read the article, click here.

To visit the “Hamlet” website,  click here.

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