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NT Live Encore Screening: The Motive and the Cue

Catch a special screening of The Motive and the Cue, a fierce and funny new play directed by Sam Mendes and starring Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton!

NT Live Encore Screening: The Motive and the Cue

About NT Live Encore Screening: The Motive and the Cue

29th May 2024
7pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
13/29 Nicolson Street , Edinburgh South EH8 9FT
From £17.50
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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.

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.

Please note this is a screening, not a live performance.

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