NT Live – The Motive and the Cue

Motive and the Cue poster with two men standing with their backs against each other thinking
Show Information
Shows from:
Shows to:
Wed 24 Apr 2024
Sat 11 May 2024
Duration:
2hrs 40mins, incl. interval
Price:
£13.50
(inc. £1.50 ticket levy)
Genre:
Plays
Venue:
Mercury Studio
Age Guidance:
15+

Show Bio

A new play by Jack Thorne
Directed by Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) 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.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Studio Event

Please note that this performance takes place in our smaller Studio Theatre. If it’s your first visit or you are unfamiliar with the Mercury building, you can find out more about our spaces here.

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Wed 24 April 2024
Time
7:00pm
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Sat 11 May 2024
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11:00am
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