Mark Gatiss and Johnny Flynn back to back with their hands to their mouths thoughtfully.
Wed 3 Apr 2024
National Theatre: The Motive and the Cue (Screening)
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Leeds Heritage Theatres - City Varieties

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.

City Varieties

Swan Street
United Kingdom

53.799003, -1.542495

    Wed 3 Apr 2024
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    Running Time: 3hrs (approx. including interval)

    Certificate: 15 TBC

    Triggers and advisories: TBC

    Prices include a £2 booking fee and where applicable, a £1.20 charge for postage will be payable

    Leeds Heritage Theatres - City Varieties

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