The Motive and the Cue
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.
The important bit
All RSVPs will go into a random ballot that will be pulled at 5pm on Friday 19th January.
You will get an email letting you know if you have been successful or not.
This event is strictly for teachers only and is strictly non-transferable. You may be asked to present ID at the theatre. We may restrict tickets to one pair per school.
All tickets are subject to availability.
Please ONLY RSVP if you can ARRIVE in time for a 7:30pm performance start.
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