The Audience, starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, comes to Broadway. Mirren, who won the 2013 Olivier Award for her portrayal of Elizabeth in The Audience, offers a bravura performance. This play offers an insiders view of the Queen of England and her weekly meetings with her prime ministers. Playwright Peter Morgan wrote the screenplay for the 2006 film The Queen, which also starred Mirren as Elizabeth II. Mirren received an Academy Award for her performance. In the past, she earned Tony nominations for A Month in the Country and Dance of Death.
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Show InformationPreview: Feb. 17, 2015 Open: Mar. 8, 2015 Status: Limited engagement, closing Jun. 28, 2015
- The National Theatre Promotional Video for The Audience
CASTQueen Elizabeth II Helen Mirren
CREATIVE STAFFAuthor Peter Morgan Director Stephen Daldry Settings & Costumes Bob Crowley Lighting Rick Fisher Sound Paul Arditti
In The Audience, playwright Morgan offers us a fascinating view of Queen Elizabeth II and her weekly meetings and relationships with Great Britain’s Prime Ministers. For 60 years, Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. The content of these meetings, which are unique and private, has never been discussed with anyone, including the spouses of the participants. Playwright Morgan gives us his imaginative and creative interpretations and of these private events by offering scenes depicting a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. Passionate, dramatic, humorous, explosive, The Audience is a stunning piece of theatre.
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