NT Live : The Motive and The Cue (15)

Thursday 21 March

Bar 6pm| Film 7pm

National Theatre Live Screening

Thursday 21 March


Bar 6pm | Film 7pm






£15 / Concession £13 / pwyc*


National Theatre LIVE at Horse + Bamboo presents The Motive and The Cue (15)

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.

The Motive and the Cue
A new play by Jack Thorne
Directed by Sam Mendes

Check out more about National Theatre Live here & you can see other National Theatre Live screenings at Horse + Bamboo here.

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