The Motive and the Cue
Wednesday 27th March 2024, Doors open 6.30pm for 7pm start
Live Cinema Isle of Man: pre-recorded theatrical screening filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.
‘A brilliant, compassionate new play’ – Financial Times
‘Mark Gatiss gives the performance of his career’ – Telegraph
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.
Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
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.
Duration: 180 minutes TBC
Certificate: 15 TBC