As Benedict Cumberbatch prepares to play Hamlet in London, interesting background information can be found here. The production won’t be reviewed by critics officially for a some time; however, one surprise is that the production opens with the “To be, or not to be soliloquy,” which is bound to raise some hackles. Here’s another link for more early commentary and pictures of the production.
Now, apparently, “To be or not to be” is to be restored to its normal position in the play. See this report in the Telegraph.
For Michael Billington’s thorough and thoughtful review of the official first night, click here.