21 March 2024

National Theatre Live: The Motive and the Cue

The Motive and the Cue
a new play by Jack Thorne
directed by Sam Mendes

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.


Please note wheelchair spaces are not bookable online so please book using the Box Office number above.

A production from the National Theatre

We are very proud to have joined up with NT Live to bring this programme to Soham, With state-of-the-art filming techniques, tailored to every play, we bring you each performance as it happens, in all its glory. From close-ups that capture every flicker of emotion, to sweeping wide shots of the stage.


Adult, Concession


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Event Details

Date: 21 March 2024

Start time: 19:00 GMT

End time: 22:00 GMT

Venue: The Viva Theatre, Spencer Drove, Soham, Cambs CB7 6EE

Phone: 01353722228

Email: info@viva-group.org.uk

Booking Reference: NTL-MOTIVE Type of Event:

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