NTL: The Motive and the Cue (Exempt)

NTL: The Motive and the Cue movie poster

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

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.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Cast: Mark Gatiss, Johnny Flynn

Director: Sam Mendes

★★★★★ "A brilliant, compassionate new play" FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★★ "Immaculately directed by Sam Mendes" TIMES

★★★★★ "Mark Gatiss gives the performance of his career" TELEGRAPH

★★★★★ "Smooth and sophisticated" WHATSONSTAGE

★★★★ "Will give you goosebumps" INDEPENDENT


Starts from Saturday, 6 April 2024. Session times to be announced.

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $14 • Members $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $13
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $15 or $55 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

Most cards accepted.

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