National Theatre Recorded Live: The Motive and the Cue (2024)
In this fierce and funny new play Richard Burton (newly married to Elizabeth Taylor) is to play the title role in an experimental new production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction.
As rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel. This Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre and is now releasing exclusively to Cinemas.
“Mark Gatiss gives the performance of his career”
The Telegraph ★★★★★
“A love letter to theatre”
The Evening Standard ★★★★
“Johnny Flynn and Mark Gatiss are sensational”
“will give you goosebumps”
The Independent ★★★★