A new play by Jack Thorne
Directed by Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as JohnGielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.
1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, isto play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamletunder John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two agesof theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soonthreatens to unravel.
Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winningbest new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.