Excited for Hamlet? Watch Cumberbatch's rendition of The Seven Ages of Man

If, like us, you have your Hamlet Barbican tickets displayed on your mantlepiece as a way of getting through the cold and dark winter days, then you may enjoy this little taster of what's to come.

To promote drama on the BBC, Benedict Cumberbatch recites William Shakespeare's The Seven Ages of Man speech from As You Like It.