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NT Live: The Audience

NT Live is the live broadcast series of the National Theatre in London, England. The June 13th screening is sold out, so get your ticket for the 25th now. (There is also a July 11th screening if you can't make this one.)

Fun fact: At one performance, Helen Mirren awesomely stopped the play to yell at street performers outside the theater to quiet down, because she couldn't hear her co-stars' dialog. It's probably too much to hope for we'll see that at this screening!

About the play/film:

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.

We'll meet before the play at Panera for a quick bite and leave for the theater at 6:30.

Hope to see you there, and remember to get your ticket early!

Lisa

 

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  • Shirley

    A wonderful experience. Seeing British actors do what they do best is a thrill. Thanks to Lisa for setting it up.

    June 25, 2013

  • Janet

    I am not feeling well in the heat. If you want to go tonight, I can send you my ticket. Let me know.

    June 25, 2013

  • J.J. F.

    sold out!!

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will be wishing I wasn't at work

    June 22, 2013

  • Laura

    waited too long to buy a ticket

    June 15, 2013

  • Lisa

    The 25th is sold out, but it looks like the Coolidge has added screenings on 7/17 and 7/30, in addition to the 7/11 already scheduled. Get 'em while you can!

    June 13, 2013

    • Lisa L.

      Thanks for the update, I would definitely like to try to attend one of the July screenings.

      June 15, 2013

  • Janet

    I got my ticket yesterday.

    June 13, 2013

  • Judy

    Didn't get my ticket in time. I was using a gift card so had to wait until I could get to the theater.

    June 12, 2013

  • Lisa

    Remember, buy your ticket in advance, either at the Coolidge Corner box office or online at www.coolidge.org. This one is sure to sell out early.

    June 10, 2013

  • Patti C.

    ooooooooooppppppppps! I actually have tickets for the 13th.

    June 4, 2013

  • Patti C.

    I've already got my tickets. I'd be delighted to chat with others about it!

    June 4, 2013

  • Shirley

    I've bought my ticket. See you at Panera

    June 4, 2013

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