Saturday, September 05, 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet: Best London Play Ever!

London theatre is one of the ultimate attractions of all time - and  Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican was the best I've ever seen. My favourite Shakespeare play with an absolutely stellar actor -  Benedict in BBC's Sherlock Holmes had me hooked! Alexandra, through her Barbican theatre membership,  booked the tickets 1.5 years ago - in June 2014, after waiting 5 hours in the virtual queue two weeks in advance of the show opening to the general public. The timing was perfect, as I happen to be in London this week for a couple of weddings - blog posts on those coming up shortly.

Sapna at the Barbican
I have never seen a set so amazing! Every detail was perfect - and the cast really brought Shakespeare to life. We even had a small celebrity citing - we saw Jimmy Carr, a famous British comedian. Thanks so much to Alex for managing to get tickets - INCREDIBLE!!  We had wine before the play and at the interval - Alex was so excited she couldn't even eat the salad we made for dinner!

Every time I go to the theatre I feel rejuvenated, artistic, elegant and entertained. Other plays I've seen over the past few years are Singing in the RainWe Will Rock YouWickedBook of Mormon, Fatal Attraction, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.   I love dressing up and going to the theatre to see actors - and going with Alex, especially to celebrate her birthday was doubly special.  I feel so lucky to live in Spain and be able to come to London so often!
Alex and Sapna at the Barbican


Thank you, Alex for a lovely time in London! I can't wait to come back and visit you again! Readers, stay tuned - a post on the lovely French restaurant we went to for Alex's birthday dinner, and a day of London house rental shopping - coming up!

Girls at the theatre - Alex and Sapna




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