national theatre live. The Motive and the cue. a new play by Jack Thorne. Directed by Sam mendes.
National Theatre Live

The Motive and the Cue rating-15

a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by Sam Mendes, 7:00pm Buxton Cinema - Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

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 (Johnny Flynn), newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s (Mark Gatiss) 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 brilliant, compassionate new play.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Financial Times

“Mark Gatiss gives the performance of his career.”

★ ★ ★ ★ The Evening Standard

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  • Duration: 180 mins (includes interval)
  • Rating: rating-15
  • Price: £15.50



Students/Children: £12.50