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2 hrs 40 mins

Witness a unique theatre experience with The Motive and the Cue, as it explores the captivating world of theatre production with mega-star Richard Burton at its centre. Book your The Motive and the Cue tickets today!

why watch the motive and the cue

The Motive and the Cue is a play that offers a refreshing perspective on the world of theatre, making it a must-see. Set in the grandeur of the Noel Coward Theatre, it features the iconic Richard Burton playing Hamlet under the innovative direction of John Gielgud. This captivating narrative, starring a seasoned cast comprising Johnny Flynn as Burton, Mark Gatiss as Gielgud and Tuppence Middleton as Taylor, makes The Motive and the Cue tickets highly sought after.

The Story

The Motive and the Cue is a unique play that provides a behind-the-scenes look into the world of theatre. It focuses on the challenges faced by Richard Burton as he prepares to perform in an innovative production of Hamlet. As the tension builds, the collaboration threatens to unravel, creating an intriguing narrative. Secure your The Motive and the Cue tickets now to witness this compelling exploration of the complexities of theatre production.

Great For

Drama Lovers | Comedy Fans | Theatre Enthusiasts

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These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Genre: Play

Duration: 2 hr 40 min with interval

Audience: Strcitly for 5+

Opening Date: 9 December 2023

Closing Date: 23 March 2024

Theatre Name: Noel Coward Theatre

Theatre Capacity: 952

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Theatre Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Cloakroom

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Johnny Flynn as Burton

Mark Gatiss as Gielgud

Tuppence Middleton as Taylor


Sam Mendes


Jack Thorne

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, most London theaters are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticket holder who is at least 18 years old.

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

  • You will receive an email with your The Motive and the Cue voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
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