NT Live: The Motive and the Cue (15)

This fierce new play by Jack Thorne offers a glimpse into the politics of a rehearsal room and the relationship between art and celebrity.

Mark Gatiss and Johnny Flynn feature in this fierce and funny new play which brings Richard Burton and John Gielgud’s infamous Hamlet rehearsals to the big screen.

But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes directs Jack Thorne’s new play, with Tuppence Middleton starring as Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor in the supporting cast.

Filmed live from the National Theatre in London.

Running time: 3h

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