The Audience
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The Audience

A new play by Peter Morgan

Recorded in London's West End in 2013, The Audience, with Olivier and Tony Award winner Helen Mirren, returns to UK cinemas to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday

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Wholly tremendous.

Daily Telegraph

Funny and truthful, good-hearted, spiky, full of surprises. I loved every minute.

The Times

Helen Mirren makes The Audience a right-royal night out.

Independent

Helen Mirren dazzles again as Queen.

Metro

‘I’m absolutely an Elizabethan.’ The Toronto Star finds out why Helen Mirren couldn’t resist putting on the crown again

Toronto Star

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‘In The Audience I live the life of the Queen.’ Helen Mirren speaks to the Russian press [Article in Russian]

RIA

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‘May I speak freely, your majesty?’ The Audience script adviser Vernon Bogdanor explains the tradition behind the play

The Telegraph

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The Queen gives Mirren another audienceAustralia’s The Age speaks to The Audience’s writer Peter Morgan and Helen Mirren

The Age

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‘Helen Mirren gets angry when I make changes’The LA Times speaks to writer Peter Morgan about his ever-evolving new play The Audience

Los Angeles Times

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The Daily Telegraph’s video review of The Audience

Daily Telegraph

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Winner of three Tony Awards® and two Olivier Awards, National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience - featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II - returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday.

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), these special encore screenings include an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve 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 today’s meetings with the current incumbent 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 was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

 

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