"Elegantly acted." - Evening Standard

Saturday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. & Sunday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. | The year is 1964, and actor 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 (Mark Gatiss, Sherlock, Game of Thrones) exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide, and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel. Sam Mendes (1917, National Theatre Live’s THE LEHMAN TRILOGY) directs this fierce and funny new play that offers a glimpse into the politics of a rehearsal room and the relationship between art and celebrity.

National Theatre Live brings the best of live theatre to cinema screens with state-of-the-art filming techniques, tailored to every play, that showcase each performance in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion, to sweeping wide shots of the stage. $16 general public / $8 Film Center members. View full listings here.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu