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Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

The following screenings will be presented with subtitles:

  • Thursday 9 May at 4pm 

The Motive and The Cue


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. 


Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History 
Director: Zoe Ford, Sam Mendes 
Stars: Mark Gatiss, Johnny Flynn, Tuppence Middleton 

Please note

Duration: 180 minutes including a 15 minute interval 

A booking fee of £2 will be added to all orders. 

Age - 15 Dates - -


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