NT Live: The Motive and The Cue

NT Live The Motive and The Cue

Screening Times

To book online, please select a time from below:

Thursday 21st March

Monday 25th March

Alternatively you can book in person at the Box Office or call on: 020 8912 5161


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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.

  • Starring: Johnny Flynn, Mark Gatiss

  • Director: Sam Mendes

  • Running Time: 180 minutes

  • Certificate: 15

  • Language: English

“An ode to theatre thrills in the West End”. ★★★★★ The Times
“Two acting titans dazzle in a love-letter to theatre”. ★★★★★ Telegraph
★★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★ Time Out