Sunday, March 22, 2019
national theatre encore broadcast | mainstage theatre
A production from Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harrie
Running time: 2h 50 minutes
Reprising her Golden Globe and Oscar®-winning role in The Queen, Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience, captured live from London’s West End.
For 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 Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
Playwright and screenwriter Peter Morgan also wrote The Queen and created of the Netflix series The Crown
Mirren's tartly humorous and profoundly human portrayal … is magnificent. She makes “The Audience” a right-royal great night out – The Independent
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