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The Motive and the Cue

★★★★★ - 'A brilliant new play ' - Financial Times ★★★★★ - 'A magnificent tour de force' - Broadway World ★★★★★ - 'Funny, witty and utterly compelling' - WhatsOnStage ★★★★ - 'A love letter to theatre' - Evening Standard __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* is now playing in the West End for 15 weeks only, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Important Information

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

Age Restrictions

12+ Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticket holder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 23rd March 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

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Tue

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Wed

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Thu

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Fri

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Sat

2.00pm
7.30pm

Sun

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Noel Coward Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Charing Cross) 24, 29, 176; (Strand) 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Charing Cross) 24, 176, N5, N20, N29, N41, N279; (Strand) 6, 23, 139, N9, N15, N11, N13, N21, N26, N44, N47, N87, N89, N91, N155, N343, N551

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Piccadilly, Northern

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Leicester Square

Directions Icon Directions from Leicester Square :

(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head right until you reach the theatre.

Parking Icon Car park: St Martin's Lane Hotel (1min)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Noel Coward Theatre

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Noel Coward Theatre Location

85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
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Please note: The location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.

The Motive and the Cue

Noel Coward Theatre, London

Running time: 2h 40m (incl. interval)

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