Theatre, Film

National Theatre Live: The Audience (PG)

Organised by: Esplanade
  • Date:
    10 Jun 2017
  • Time:
  • Duration:
    2h 20min, including 20min intermission
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre
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Back by popular demand, Tony Award nominee The Audience sees Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren reprise her role as Queen Elizabeth II, for one screening only.

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 the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to the twenty-first century's David 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.

The Audience received three 2015 Tony Award® nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe), and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley).

The Audience was written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

What is National Theatre Live?
National Theatre Live is National Theatre's groundbreaking initiative to broadcast theatre from the stages of National Theatre, Barbican and the West End to cinemas and screens around the world.

National Theatre Live: The Audience (PG)