This drama tells the tale of Hollywood's original 'it' couple in the twilight of their star-crossed relationship. When Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton met on the set of Cleopatra, the attraction was immediate. The public was enthralled by their illicit romance, two tempestuous marriages, frequent break-ups and extravagant reunions. Burton and Taylor tells the nostalgic, bittersweet tale of Hollywood's most glamorous couple as they acted together for the last time in Noel Coward's play, Private Lives, in 1983. During the tour public speculation grew about the possibility of another marriage, but in private old frictions played out once again. Beyond the alcohol, pills and the trappings of fame, was love the ultimate crutch that allowed them to escape the realities of their extraordinary lives?