National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

Release date: 06/04/24 | 180mins | Drama, Live Theatre

National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

  • RELEASE DATE: 06/04/24
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  • RUNTIME: 180mins
  • DIRECTOR: Sam Mendes
  • ACTORS: Johnny Flynn, Tuppence Middleton, Mark Gatiss

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.

Why would the most famous movie star in the world choose to do a play which everyone already knows? And what lures us back to the same plays, year after year?

This fierce and funny new play by Jack Thorne offers a glimpse into the politics of a rehearsal room and the relationship between art and celebrity.

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.

Screening nationally from April 6th, 2024.

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