National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue (2024)

15 03/21/2024 (US) Drama 2h 45m
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In 1964, Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under Sir 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.

  1. Sam Mendes


  2. Jack Thorne


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  1. Johnny Flynn

    Johnny Flynn

    Richard Burton

  2. Mark Gatiss

    Mark Gatiss

    Sir John Gielgud

  3. Tuppence Middleton

    Tuppence Middleton

    Elizabeth Taylor

  4. Aysha Kala

    Aysha Kala

  5. Luke Norris

    Luke Norris

    William Redfield

  6. Allan Corduner

    Allan Corduner

    Hume Cronyn

  7. Ryan Ellsworth

    George Voskovec

  8. Elena Delia

    Jessica Levy

  9. Huw Parmenter

    Huw Parmenter

    Clement Fowler

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National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue
National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

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Original Language English

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