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NTL: The Motive and the Cue

NTL: The Motive and the Cue

NTL: The Motive and the Cue

Dir. Sam Mendes
172 min

June 3 at 7pm • June 5 at 12:30pm • June 8 at 11am

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.

NTL showings are presented with open captions displayed on screen.

Film Details

Program: National Theatre Live
Runtime: 172 min
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Rating: R
Language: English
Print Source: BY Experience
Tags: Comedy, Drama, Performance


Director: Sam Mendes
Screenwriter: Jack Thorne
Principal Cast: Mark Gatiss, Johnny Flynn, Tuppence Middleton


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Monday, June 3rd

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Wednesday, June 5th

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Saturday, June 8th