Helen Mirren to star in The Audience

Date Posted: 22/09/2012

Stephen Daldry is to direct Helen Mirren in the world premiere of Peter Morgan’s The Audience.

The Audience will preview at the Gielgud Theatre from 15th February and is currently booking to 15th June.

Synopsis

For 60 years Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace - a private meeting where 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.

For further group travel information visit www.theaudienceplay.com.

Photo credit: Giles Keyte

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