OPINION - The Evening Standard Theatre Podcast: Mark Gatiss on playing Sir John Gieldgud in The Motive and the Cue

 (Photo by Mark Douet)
(Photo by Mark Douet)

Actor, writer and director Mark Gatiss joins us to discuss his role as Sir John Gieldgud in the National Theatre’s sell out show The Motive and the Cue, written by Jack Thorne and directed by Sam Mendes. He reveals what drew him to the role and how he got a little help from his famous friends in pulling it off.

For our first review we talk about the new adaptation of Brokeback Mountain at @SohoPlace, starring West Side Story’s Mike Faist and Manchester By The Sea’s Lucas Hedges.

We also saw Once on This Island at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, starring Gabrielle Brooks, who was nominated for an Olivier for her role in Get Up! Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical.

Nick Curtis discusses attending the theatrical event of the year: Ruth Wilson’s marathon 24 hours show at the Young Vic, and Nancy Durrant discusses the response to Theatre Royal Stratford East’s forthcoming Black Out performance for Tambo and Bones.

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