Benedict Cumberbatch Returns To London Stage To Play 'Hamlet'
The Sherlock Holmes actor was last scene treading the boards in 2011...
To be or not to be? It’s elementary, if you’re Benedict Cumberbatch because the Sherlock Holmes star will be swapping a pipe for a sword this summer when he takes on the role of Hamlet in a London theatre production this summer.
Cumberbatch is set to play the Danish prince during a 12-week run at the Barbican from August.
The Shakespearean play will be produced by Sonia Friedman, who is also behind West End smash hit The Book of Mormon, and directed by Lyndsey Turner.
It won’t be the first time Cumberbatch has taken to the theatre. In 2011 he starred alongside Angelina Jolie’s ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller in a stage version of Frankenstein, which was directed by Danny Boyle.