NT Live Presents: The Motive and The Cue

Date: 4th April 2024

Ticket price: £15.00

Sam Mendes directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

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.

Note that The Motive and the Cue has been rated 15 by the BBFC for ‘strong language’.

Doors open at 6.30pm, Performance starts at 7.00pm and ends at 9.50pm with a 20 minute interval.