Esplanade Presents

Theatre | Film

The Motive and the Cue (Screening)

a new play by Jack Thorne
directed by Sam Mendes

27 Jul 2024, Sat, 8pm

3hrs

(Intermission: None)

Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade

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Synopsis

★★★★★ “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

 

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. 

Accessibility

Relaxed Environment Assistive Listening

Advisory:

Rating to be advised.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
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Relaxed Environment

This is a Relaxed Environment (RE) performance. Perfect for anyone who benefits from being able to make a noise, leave and return to their seat or access the toilets during the performance. No modifications are made to the performance. 

Assistive Listening

Assistive listening system is available for this venue. Hearing aid users with a Telecoil-enabled programme can benefit from the system provided. Please arrive at the venue 30 min before the performance so we can assist with the setup.

Date & Time

Assistive Listening

Relaxed Environment

27 Jul 2024, Sat

8pm

Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade
Tickets & Prices
Standard

Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs
(Limited)

Cat 1 $26 $22

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