Have you heard the news? Benedict Cumberbatch is going to step into Hamlet’s shoes next year. If you had no idea about it and you first heard it from me, then you probably have already missed your chance to book your ticket to the show.
Let’s make it clear. Benedict Cumberbatch will star in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at London’s Barbican theater in a run that will last from early August until late October — next year.
Tickets went on sale n Monday at 10 a.m. London time but who knew what would happen next? The theatre’s allocation of tickets had sold out by about 5:30 p.m. London time.
As a huge Benedict Cumberbatch fan I wouldn’t have missed the chance watch him perform on stage in one of Shakespeare’s most popular works.
Without having a clue about what was happening I logged in on Barbican’s website on Monday afternoon only to find myself in a virtual queue of more than 35.000.
Just a few minutes later the theatre’s allocation sold out but a notification encouraged all those in queue to visit ATG (Ambassador Theater Group) website which got an exclusive allocation tickets.
And yes baby, that’s how I got my ticket! Fingers crossed in 13 months from now I’ll be in London watching Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet. The rest of the cast hasn’t been announced yet but it’s rumoured Gary Oldman is going to play Claudius. That would be awesome.
But that wasn’t the end of a good day. Just a few minutes after I received my ticket order confirmation email, another email arrived in my inbox.
This time it was from my publisher’s! My ePub proof for City Break In Athens, my travel guide for the city of Athens and my very first book, is now ready for review!
And wait, I have more. Here is what was written in my publisher’s message:
“If anything is “rotten in the state of Denmark”, please “reject” the proof (blabla)”.
No doubt it was Hamlet’s Day all the way!