National Theatre Live:
UK | 2013 | Not Rated | Drama
The Audience with Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II
Tuesday August 27, 2013
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$18 General Admission, $15 Member
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A New Play by Peter Morgan
Starring Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience
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.
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.
The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.
The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.
"...the first surefire, unstoppable hit of the year..."
--Susannah Clapp, The Guardian
" [Morgan] penetrates...her mystery, with compassion, grace, affection and humour."
--Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph