The Motive and the Cue
The Motive and the Cue   Tickets

The Motive and the Cue Tickets

Noël Coward Theatre, London
9 Dec 2023 - 23 Mar 2024
2h 40m (incl. interval)

About The Motive and the Cue

★★★★★ - 'A brilliant new play ' - Financial Times

★★★★★ - 'A magnificent tour de force' - Broadway World

★★★★★ - 'Funny, witty and utterly compelling' - WhatsOnStage

★★★★ - 'A love letter to theatre' - Evening Standard

Sam Mendes directs Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton, Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Tuppence Middleton as Elizabeth Taylor, in this fierce and funny new play by Jack Thorne, offering a glimpse into the politics of a rehearsal room and the relationship between art and celebrity.

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.

The hugely celebrated production of The Motive and the Cue transfers to the West End this December for 15 weeks only, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Assisted performances: Signed Performance: 2pm Saturday 3 February 2024 Audio described Performance: 7.30pm Thursday 29 February 2024 & 2pm Saturday 16 March 2024 Captioned Performance: 7.30pm Tuesday 20 February 2024 & 2pm Saturday 9 March 2024

Important Information

This production contains strong language and adult themes, with some bright lighting.

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12+ Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticket holder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

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