The Motive and The Cue

The Motive and The Cue

Noel Coward Theatre

5/5 based on 8 reviews (read reviews)
  • Booking until: Saturday, 23 March 2024
  • Running time: 2h 40m (incl. interval)
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The Motive and The Cue description

★★★★★ - '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 is now playing in the West End 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

Starring

Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss

Playing at Noel Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB (venue info)

Noel Coward Theatre Directions

Age restrictions

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.

Important information

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

Performance Times
Mon 19:30
Tue 19:30
Wed 19:30
Thu 19:30 19:30
Fri 19:30
Sat 19:30 19:30
Sun - -
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85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Johnny Flynn , Mark Gatiss
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Johnny Flynn , Mark Gatiss
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Johnny Flynn , Mark Gatiss
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Johnny Flynn , Mark Gatiss
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Johnny Flynn , Mark Gatiss
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Johnny Flynn , Mark Gatiss
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Johnny Flynn , Mark Gatiss