Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in the title role of Hamlet in the production at The Barbican, currently in previews. Such is the total lack of respect from some theatregoers in this day and age that there are a few who cannot resist taking out their mobiles or cameras and taking photos and even videoing the performance. For goodness sake.
Some so called fans just have to get their own little memento. No respect whatsoever for any of the performers or creatives who have – and still are – working their socks off to make this production a success. And if you are unfortunate enough to be sitting next to one of these idiots with their video/camera/phone in the audience – then what little regard is shown to you as a theatregoer?
Hasn’t this gone on for long enough now? These people need kicking out of the theatre and their recording/images deleted. Are there not enough copyright notices about this?
Note to production team and theatre managers: If this happens – stop the production and evict the person. It shouldn’t even be up for debate.
The people that do this are not stupid – they are just selfish.
This production isn’t about Benedict Cumberbatch. It is about HAMLET – and SHAKESPEARE – and should be remembered as such. Well done to Benedict Cumberbatch for asking people to spread the word about this… some of the quotes from his videoed request are below.
Benedict Cumberbatch urges fans not to take photos during Hamlet play
Footage courtesy Kari Johansen Persheim
For ongoing ticket availability please check the Barbican website at hamlet.barbican.org.uk
This production is being broadcast LIVE – broadcast to cinemas around the world on Thursday 15th October 2015 as part of National Theatre Live. http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/
Directed by Lyndsey Turner
starring Benedict Cumberbatch
5th August to 31st October 2015
Monday 10th August 2015