The Audience

Aug 9 2019 - 7:00pm

General Admission $15, $10 Students, $116 Flex Subscription

Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award-winning production of The Audience.  Captured live from London's West End in 2013, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live's 10th anniversary.

For more than 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her 12 prime ministers in a private weekly meeting.  This meeting is known as "the audience."  No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, and finally then-PM David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal.  Through these private audiences, as imagined in this production, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shape a monarch.

The Audience is written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry.

 

 

Stage on Screen Series Sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins