Jack Thorne

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The Motive and the Cue review – Gielgud and Burton battle it out
Mark Gatiss and Johnny Flynn star in Jack Thorne’s play about the prickly pair’s 1960s Broadway production of Hamlet

Arifa Akbar

03, May, 2023 @8:42 AM

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‘We get inside their shame, their ego, their destruction’: Jack Thorne brings Burton and Gielgud back to the stage
The Motive and the Cue depicts John Gielgud’s struggle to direct Richard Burton in Hamlet on Broadway. Its writer describes the task of putting his words into such celebrated mouths

Jack Thorne

07, Apr, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Heavenly powers or something rotten? When Richard Burton played Hamlet
It was a box-office hit directed by John Gielgud and created turmoil on stage and off. Now, the 1964 Broadway staging has inspired The Motive and the Cue, a new play by Jack Thorne

Michael Billington

09, Jan, 2023 @8:00 PM

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The 35 must-see TV shows to look forward to in 2023
A hardy period drama from Shane Meadows, a Frasier reboot and the fourth series of Succession – here’s a rundown of all the new year’s unmissable telly

Stuart Heritage and Kate Abbott

28, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – David Wenham is a superb Scrooge for the ages
Comedy Theatre, Melbourne
This adaptation from London’s Old Vic is a night of pure theatrical warmth, with a performance of incredible clarity and generosity at its centre

Tim Byrne

19, Nov, 2022 @2:08 AM

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The Solid Life of Sugar Water review – Jack Thorne’s superb drama of love and loss
Brilliantly acted, designed and directed, Thorne’s tender but brutally powerful portrait of a couple gets an overdue revival

Miriam Gillinson

20, Oct, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021
The great telly countdown hits the top spot with a furiously joyful, gut-wrenching five-part drama that was funny and full of life

22, Dec, 2021 @6:03 AM

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Why it’s time to end TV’s deplorable prejudice against disabled people
Speaking at the Edinburgh Television Festival about the scandalous lack of representation and disgraceful conditions my colleagues endure means underlining systemic failures

Jack Thorne

23, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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The week in theatre: After Life; The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars – review
Ghosts confront bureaucracy and memory; and a murdered man’s spirit inspires his twin sister to tackle racial injustice

Susannah Clapp

13, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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After Life review – an ode to precious moments and stage management
Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film about dead souls living out eternal memories is charmingly done

Kate Wyver

10, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Michael Sheen to star in Under Milk Wood at the National Theatre
Reconfigured Olivier theatre will show Dylan Thomas classic in June reopening with Jack Thorne play set for Dorfman stage

Chris Wiegand

25, Mar, 2021 @10:24 AM

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A Christmas Carol review – Andrew Lincoln's Scrooge is a tearjerking gem
The Old Vic’s zoom-broadcast version of the Dicken classic is full of heart and pulls back the curtain on Covid-era theatre

Claire Armitstead

18, Dec, 2020 @12:15 PM

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