NT Live: The Audience
Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Helen Mirren, Nathaniel Parker, Haydn Gwynne
Thu 9 Jun 7pm Book Now
Duration: 180 mins
AGE Rating: Cert 12A
Student/Under 16s £10
Encore showing. 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. 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.