NT Live: The Motive and the Cue

Genre: Cinema

NT Live: The Motive and the Cue

NT Live: The Motive and the Cue

The Lehman Trilogies' Sam Mendes directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play, filmed during it's sold out run.

It’s 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 soon threatens to unravel.

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