The Motive and the Cue

Monday 29th January 2024

Mark Gatiss and Johnny Flynn in The Motive and the Cue. Photo: Mark Douet
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Text of the day: “Very well, then, why not contemporary clothing and drawing-room sets? Because it’s even more depressing really, and I’ve seen so much of it. Claudius drinks a dreary martini, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern enter with frightfully tight — umbrellas — and Laertes offers Ophelia a Lucky Strike from a gold cigarette case and they both puff away while Polonius talks of the French…” (Gielgud in Jack Thorne’s The Motive and the Cue)

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