If you have ever been interested in seeing the star of films like Midnight in Paris, Kong: Skull Island, and Thor and television shows like The Night Manager, Tom Hiddleston, acting live upon a stage, then…I am sorry, but this is not the opportunity you seek. Unless you are one of the lucky few who has already entered the lottery for Tom Hiddleston’s next theatrical endeavor, starring as the titular Hamlet in a live Shakespearean adaptation from director Kenneth Branagh, then this opportunity has unfortunately passed you by.
The lottery closed because of the unexpected popularity of the show. Those in charge knew it would be sought after, but they just did not know how much it would be. The London theater at which it will be performed has the capacity to seat one hundred and sixty eager patrons and the show will run for three weeks so it should be no surprise that the show’s lottery closed as quickly as it did.
So far, the rendition has been described as an extraordinary and thrilling display, anchored by Hiddleston’s astonishing performance. That is what is truly remarkable about Shakespeare. After hundreds of years, there is still the potential for a performance of a popular play to be captivating.
Hiddleston won a Golden Globe for his work on The Night Manager and he is slated to appear in the upcoming installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok and the major event films, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2. Branagh, on the other hand, is hot off an appearance in Christopher Nolan’s new film, Dunkirk, and will be starring in his own adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie mystery novel, Murder on the Orient Express, which is sure to be a delight for all moviegoers across the globe.