Infinite Life and The Motive and the Cue…
Infinite Life and The Motive and the Cue…

Infinite Life and The Motive and the Cue…

Episode 2
43:31

🎙️Featuring the reviews of Infinite Life, The Motive and the Cue and an exclusive interview with Gabriel Akuwudike and Tom Varey cast members of RSC’s Hamnet.

Infinite Life:

Step into the profound and often humorous exploration of life’s complexities with Annie Baker’s latest creation, Infinite Life. Set under the direction of James Macdonald, this captivating play presents the stories of five women in Northern California, delving into the intricate nature of suffering and the desires that persist in bodies that may be failing. Fresh from its run at the Tony Award®-winning Atlantic Theater Company in New York, Baker’s work is a testament to her singular talent in modern theatre.

The Motive and the Cue:

In another theatrical venture, The Motive and the Cue, the legendary Sam Mendes directs a riveting new play that unveils the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the making of Burton and Gielgud’s iconic Hamlet. Delve into the enigma of why a globally acclaimed movie star would choose to tackle a play everyone already knows and discover the allure that draws us back to these timeless classics, year after year. As Richard Burton, portrayed by Johnny Flynn, takes on the titular role under the meticulous direction of Mark Gatiss’s Gielgud, witness the collision of two eras of theatre, exposing the intricate dynamics between art and celebrity. Jack Thorne’s fierce and funny narrative promises a glimpse into the politics of a rehearsal room and the complexities of the relationship between actors and directors.

Additionally, get an exclusive peek behind the curtain with an insightful interview featuring cast members Gabriel Akuwudike and Tom Varey from the enthralling Hamnet. As they share their experiences and perspectives, discover the nuances of bringing this compelling production to life. Whether you’re a theatre enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of stagecraft, this podcast episode provides a captivating journey through the captivating realms of Annie Baker’s Infinite Life and the untold stories behind the making of Hamlet.

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Meet your Hosts & Guests:

Tom Varey

Guest

Gabriel Akuwudike

Guest

Darren Lee Murphy

Host

Natalie Maher

Host

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