10 years in the making

NT Live: The Motive And The Cue

Programme Type: Alternative Content|Length: 180 mins| Cert:

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.

Directed by Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) and starring Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

Running time of The Motive And The Cue is 180 minutes including one interval.  

Please note: Prompt start as no ads/trailers.


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Sun 28 Apr