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NTL: The Motive and the Cue (15 TBC) 180 mins
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Thu 21 March

NTL: The Motive and the Cue (15)

Award-winning new play

The Motive and the Cue
a new play by Jack Thorne
directed by Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) 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 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.

A witty, deft, touching evocation of a fascinating, fraught encounter

Telegraph

Immaculately directed by Sam Mendes’

Times

Mark Gatiss is superb as Sir John Gielgud

Financial Times

Date

Thu 21 March

Starts

19:00

Ages

15+

Price

£16 adv / £17 door