Get ready for an unforgettable experience as ‘The Motive and the Cue’ lights up London’s prestigious West End for a limited 15-week run! Directed by the brilliant Sam Mendes, known for his award-winning works such as ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ and ‘The Ferryman,’ this captivating production reveals the story behind Richard Burton and John Gielgud’s legendary Broadway performance of ‘Hamlet’.
Having left audiences spellbound at the National Theatre with sold-out shows, it has been hailed by the Evening Standard as a “love letter to the theatre.” Immerse yourself in the intricate connections between art and celebrity on stage. Set in the vibrant 1960s, the play takes you into a rehearsal room filled with tumultuous dynamics. With Burton, fresh from his marriage to Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor, stepping into the lead role under Gielgud’s guidance, an intense clash between two eras of theatre unfolds before your eyes. The stunning set design and dazzling performances illuminate the tensions between these two luminaries.
The Motive and the Cue provokes thought as it explores celebrity culture politics and unravels how a truly mesmerizing theatrical performance is created. Jack Thorne, the brilliant mind behind ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child,’ presents this compassionate new play that has garnered reviews from critics. With powerhouse performances by Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss, and Tuppence Middleton portraying Burton, Gielgud, and Taylor respectively, this production delves into artistry, fame, and human ambition with exquisite detail. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary journey into theatre’s heart! Book your seats now for a show that promises to be the talk of the town!