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Benedict Cumberbatch stars in ‘Hamlet’

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in :Hamlet,? to be shown Thursday and three other times in Grass Valley in October.
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Sierra Cinemas is bringing live theatre from London via satellite to the big screen in Grass Valley.

This month, National Theatre Live presents Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch in Shakespeare’s great tragedy, “Hamlet.”

Sierra Cinemas will present four showings of this production, beginning with a live broadcast on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:15 p.m., followed by encore screenings on Oct. 21, 24, and 29.

Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the production has already garnered critical acclaim.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

“This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation” – Variety

“Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet” – Daily Telegraph

National Theatre Live is an initiative by the National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world. Since its first season in June 2009, over 1.8 million people have experienced the work of National Theatre Live in 700 cinemas in 25 countries.

Tickets for Hamlet are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, and children 12 and under. Group rates are also available but must be purchased in advance. Advance tickets are available now at the Sierra Cinemas box office or online at Sierra Cinemas is located at 840-C East Main Street at the corner of Hughes Road in Grass Valley. For more information, please call 530-477-1100, or visit For more information on National Theatre Live, visit

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