The Motive and the Cue

The Motive and the Cue tickets

Noel Coward Theatre
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The Motive and the Cue Description

Following a highly acclaimed, sold-out run at the National Theatre, The Motive and the Cue transfers to the West End for a strictly limited 15-week run, playing at the Noël Coward Theatre from 9 December.

Academy Award®, Tony Award® and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy, The Ferryman) directs this startling production based on the making of Richard Burton and John Gielgud’s Hamlet on Broadway. Celebrated as ‘a love letter to theatre’ (Evening Standard), the fierce and funny new play by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) offers a glimpse into the politics of a rehearsal room and the relationship between art and celebrity.

Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new 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.

A ‘brilliant, compassionate new play’ (Financial Times) powered by ‘dazzling performances’ (Time Out), don’t miss Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss and Tuppence Middleton as Burton, Gielgud and Taylor.
Full West End casting to be announced.
 

Following a highly acclaimed, sold-out run at the National Theatre, The Motive and the Cue transfers to the West End for a strictly limited 15-week run, playing at the Noël Coward Theatre from 9 December.

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The Motive and the Cue performance dates & times

You can book from
09-Dec-2023
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23-Mar-2024
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Tue 19:30
Wed 19:30
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Fri 19:30
Sat 19:30 19:30
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The Motive and the Cue - Booking Information

  • Age guidance: 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 ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

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

  • 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

The Motive and the Cue - Event Information

  • Running time: 2hr 40m (incl. interval)

  • Age recommendation: Age guidance: 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 ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.