Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet: Worth the wait

Get in line, loser

Those of us who love Shakespeare and Benedict Cumberbatch - in that order - may not have leaped upon the Barbican website the VERY SECOND tickets were released last week.

Well, more fool us. Because if you didn't move on it with the sort of speed normally only induced by illegal chemicals, and then attempted to purchase tickets, say, a week later, you will have received an email with a message rather like the one below.

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Note: 'Number of users ahead of you in the queue: 16649'*.

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They didn't add a soundcloud file of crazy laughter - we should be grateful for that, right?

Something tells us this performance will garner the same sort of crazy fan-action as Tom Hiddleston's legendary Coriolanus. No doubt it will deserve it.

*The lack of comma in the number only servesto make it look more intimidating. Thanks for that.

Watch the trailer for Benedict's new film, The Imitation Game