Wednesday 27th March
7:00 PM
From £15.50

National Theatre Live

NT Live: The Motive & The Cue

A new play by Jack Thorne - directed by Sam Mendes

27 Mar 2024

Please note this is a pre-recorded screening and not a live on-stage performance.

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatis 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 an experimental 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.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Run-time: TBC

Age suitability: 12+ recommended (strong language and adult themes)

Access bookings: Wheelchair spaces and companion tickets are available, please follow the link for info.

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