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NT LIVE: The Motive and the Cue

NT LIVE: The Motive and the Cue

Times

Event Key:

  • SO Sold Out
  • SUB Subtitled
  • FT Found in Translation
  • SO Sold Out
  • BCD Brando, Clift, Dean

Details

  • Runtime: 180 minutes
  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Mark Gatiss, Johnny Flynn, Tuppence Middleton
  • Country: UK
  • Year: 2023
  • Rating: (15)
  • NT Live

NT LIVE: The Motive and the Cue

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.


  • Runtime: 180 minutes
  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Mark Gatiss, Johnny Flynn, Tuppence Middleton
  • Country: UK
  • Year: 2023
  • Rating: (15)
  • NT Live

Times

Event Key:

  • SO Sold Out
  • SUB Subtitled
  • FT Found in Translation
  • SO Sold Out
  • BCD Brando, Clift, Dean