Tom Hiddleston is to star in Hamlet in the West End and here's how you get tickets.

Tom Hiddleston is to star in a new West End production of Hamlet.

The Night Manager star will lead the cast for a fundraiser for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) in a production that will be directed by Kenneth Branagh.  It will also star Born to Kill actress Lolita Chakrabarti as Gertrude and it will run for three weeks only..

Tom Hiddleston will star in Hamlet

Tom Hiddleston will star in Hamlet

Hiddleston told The Stage that the role offered "almost limitless possibilities for interpretation".

"I can't wait to explore them, with this great cast, at Rada. Kenneth Branagh and I have long talked about working on the play together, and now felt like the right time, at the right place," he said.

The production is a joint one between Branagh's theatre company and Rada. It will run from 1 to 23 September at Rada's Jerwood Vanbrugh theatre in London.

Tickets will be available through a ballot, which is open from 12:00 BST on Tuesday 1 August. The online ballot will close at 18:00 on Sunday 6 August, while people can enter by phone until 17:00 on Saturday 5 August.

All proceeds will go towards Rada's Attenborough campaign, which is aiming to raise £20m to upgrade one of its main London sites and to provide Rada with its first on-site student accommodation.