Benedict Cumberbatch told everyone to stop filming 'Hamlet' on their phones in the most charming way possible.
If live theatre is a dying art form, Benedict Cumberbatch is politely lifting it up from the grave.
Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Hamlet at London's Barbican theater, and there hasn't been this much anticipation for a show since Daniel Radcliffe whipped out his dick for that horse play.
It already stirred controversy just after opening for previews last week. Some critics reviewed it just based off of the previews, which led to a huge public argument over whether it's okay to review plays before their proper opening. The latest piece of drama surrounding the drama has to do with another issue, though: the ongoing crisis surrounding our inability to behave like proper human beings at the theater. After Saturday night's show, Cumberbatch gave an impromptu speech at the stage door, in which he asked audience members not to film or photograph the performance.
He starts off by thanking everyone for coming and asks them for their help in using technology to spread the word about the show:
What I really want to do is try to enlist you. I don't really use social media, and I'd really appreciate it if you did. Tweet, blog, hashtag the shit out of this one for me.