The Audience

The Audience 12A

Sun 11 Aug - Book Now

Duration: 180m

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience.

For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.

From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.

The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.

The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

The highly-anticipated and widely acclaimed West End production, with Helen Mirren reprising her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II, has now completely sold out. The Audience has been nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Actress (Helen Mirren), Best Director (Stephen Daldry).

Tickets: £14 full / £12 concs + members

Presented Live by Satellite on Thursday 13th June. This performance will be shown again on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June.

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