Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch spent about a day in line to buy tickets to the premiere in London’s Barbican, where the actor made his debut in the role of hamlet.

Tickets for the show were sold out within a few hours. Currently on eBay they sell them for 1.5 thousand pounds (145 thousand), writes The Independent.

Fans of the actor, which has been a runaway hit thanks to the TV series “Sherlock”, speak about his new theatrical work with enthusiasm, but critics disagreed. So, The Times argues that “the Barbican” showed absolutely “baby Shakespeare”. The article is devoted to the premiere begins with an exclamation: “Alas, poor Benedict,” and talks about “theatrical pampering” and “missed opportunities”. At the same time, the Daily Mail suggests that hamlet Cumberbatch – amazing and “five-star”.

Three years ago Cumberbatch in an interview with The Telegraph admitted that wants to play the Danish Prince. The last time the 39-year-old actor went on stage in 2011.

Benedict Cumberbatch made his debut on the stage of London’s theatre as the Prince of Denmark 07.08.2015

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