Delfont Mackintosh Theatres
About The Show
Booking until: 15th June 2013
Stephen Daldry is to direct Helen Mirren in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience.
Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II with Haydn Gwynne (Billy Elliot, The Bridge Project, City of Angels) as Margaret Thatcher, Paul Ritter (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Norman Conquests) in the role of John Major and Edward Fox (Day of the Jackal, A Bridge Too Far, Edward and and Mrs Simpson) as Winston Churchill.
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. In turn, the Queen can't help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases.
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.
Day Seats: A limited number of day seats will released from the box office at 10am each day priced at £10 each. They will be sold as 2 tickets per person on a first come, first served basis.
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, including 20 minute interval.
National Theatre Live Performance - Thursday 13 June at 7pm
Please note earlier performance start time of 7pm. Latecomers will not be admitted. This is a studio performance. There will be several cameras in the auditorium and views of the stage may be blocked at any time during the performance. There will be 360 degree filming which will result in audience members being filmed and appearing on screen. By attending you are agreeing to being filmed and appearing in the broadcast.
A HUGE CAST CHANGE FOR MAMMA MIA!READ MORE
BARKING IN ESSEX CAST ANNOUNCEDREAD MORE
CAST CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR THE AUDIENCEREAD MORE
EXTRA PREVIEW MATINEE PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED FOR STEPHEN DALDRY'S PRODUCTION OF PETER MORGAN'S THE AUDIENCEREAD MORE
FULL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE WORLD PREMIÈRE OF JOHN LOGAN'S NEW PLAY PETER AND ALICEREAD MORE
KEEP UP-TO-DATEReceive the latest news and special offers from Delfont Mackintosh Theatres...
STAY AHEADPriority membership ensures you have priority access to tickets, special events and more...
SPECIAL OFFER OF THE MONTH
The Cripple of Inishmaan and Quo Vadis
Premium Ticket & Three course meal with still and sparkling water, tea and coffee at Quo Vadis for £85.