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Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre (Photo: Johan Persson)

Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre (Photo: Johan Persson)

Which Hamlet are you?

First Published 25 August 2015, Last Updated 1 September 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Hamlet at the Barbican. You may have noticed.

The Shakespearean tragedy featuring the star of Sherlock, The Imitation Game and The Hobbit has popped up in newspapers, on the television, online, on phones, frankly anywhere you cared to gaze over the last month or so.

It would not be too much of an overstatement to say that Mr Cumberbatch has been more present this London summer than the sun.

To celebrate the Olivier Award winner’s star turn, directed by fellow Olivier owner Lyndsey Turner, in the world renowned drama about a grieving Danish prince filled with existential angst, we’ve created a little game.

Cumberbatch is not the only star to have played the soliloquiser in London recently. Oh no, there have been a glut of impressive Hamlets in the past few years. But which one are you most like? There’s only one way to find out…


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