Theatre News

Further cast announced for Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch

Ciaran Hinds, Anastasia Hille and Sian Brooke will all appear in the production

Ciarán Hinds and Anastasia Hille will join Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre later this year.

Hinds, whose recent theatre credits include The Night Alive and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, will play Claudius in Lyndsey Turner's production, with Hille (The Effect, The Master Builder) as Gertrude.

They are joined by Sian Brooke as Ophelia, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith as Laertes, Jim Norton as Polonius and Leo Bill as Horatio.

Hamlet, which runs from 5 August to 31 October 2015, is currently sold out; 100 seats will be available for every performance at £10, details of which are to be announced.

The production will also be broadcast in the UK, US and across Europe on 15 October 2015.