NT Live: The Motive And the Cue (Encore Screening) – (Cert 15 TBC)
Wednesday 10th April at 7.00pmBuy Tickets
Sam Mendes directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in a new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.
The Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.