The first official photo for the production of Hamlet at the Barbican starring Benedict Cumberbatch which opens next year has been released.

Tickets for the hotly anticipated production have gone onsale today for 'red' members to the Barbican, and as previously reported the theatre has set up additional servers to cope with demand.

Tickets go on general sale on 11 August. There will also be a number of £10 tickets available for every performance, which will go onsale next year.