Helen Mirren as The Queen - this is supposed to be amazing!
National Theatre of Great Britain will be broadcasting live its highly-anticipated West End production of THE AUDIENCEfrom London's Gielgud Theatre.
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II andreunites with writer Peter Morgan from the critically-acclaimed movie sensationThe Queen.
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.
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 Audiencebreaks 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.
THIS EVENT IS FYI ONLY. I am posting here because National Theatre shows are always mind-blowingly good -- and especially when Helen Mirren is involved! Previous shows sold out and now in extended run, so get your tickets as soon as you know you can go. Please RSVP here if you want to meet up with others for this event. Let me know if anyone is willing to volunteer as Event Host and be the contact point.
You spend your days being serious, responsible, professional.Maybe you have a stressful job, have bills to pay, have people who depend on you. BEING A GROWN-UP IS HARD WORK!! Every now and then, we need a play date - whether it be for just an hour or evening - to reconnect and relax.
"There's power in looking silly and not caring that you do." -- Amy Poehler
SILLY DATE! BOSTON is a good clean fun Meetup group in Boston/Cambridge for singles and their friends. Members are fun, friendly, independent and are interested in getting together to meet more people, make new friends, try different things, share some laughs, and cut loose in a laid-back and supportive environment.
There is no typical meetup. Our volunteer organizers post meetups based on their individual interests, but members can submit event ideas too.
Some past/sample events:
MUSEUMS (ICA, Museum of Fine Arts / MFA, MIT Museum) * STANDUP / IMPROV COMEDY (Joe Wong; Nick's Comedy Stop, Lizard Lounge, ImprovBoston, ImprovAsylum) * MOVIES/FILMS (Veronica Mars, The Muppets, Argo, Lincoln, Star Trek; Sundance Film Festival; Coolidge Corner Theater, Brattle Theater, Somerville Theater) * PICNICS (Public Garden/Boston Common, Hatch Shell) * THEATER AND PERFORMANCE (Shakespeare on the Common, National Theatre Live / NT Live) * DANCING (Contra Dancing, Swing Dancing) * SINGING (A cappella / ICCA Varsity Vocals, Sing-a-longs, Karaoke) * LIVE MUSIC (Dar Williams, Will Evans / The Sweet Remains; Berklee School of Music, Cafe 939, ICCA Acapella) * FOOD (Dim Sum, Cheap Eats, Ethnic Eats; Taiwan Cafe, Brown Sugar Cafe) * LOCAL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS (Craftboston, Blink / Christmas Tree Lighting, HONK! Festival) * TRAVEL/ DAY TRIPS / WEEKEND TRIPS (Harbor Islands, Beaches, Providence, New York City)
Events start with a rough plan, but once attendees arrive.... we improvise!
JOIN AS MEMBER! To be a member, please submit a representative photo and tell us a little about your work/play/ shy/outgoing/ introvert/extrovert self and any silly/serious /quirky/geeky interests. Every new member is a future friend so we want to get to know you!
ATTEND A MEETUP! Check out our event calendar. Events with an 'EVENT HOST' are confirmed and someone has volunteered to be an Event Host i.e.contact point to manage communications and greet attendees. Events with a 'FYI ONLY' or 'TENTATIVE' are suggested on a "see ya there, maybe" basis until someone steps up as Event Host.
SUGGEST AN EVENT! Have an event you are planning to attend and looking for others to join you? Suggest it and offer to 'host' it! Being an Event Host is easier than it sounds and a great way to support groups, organizations, interests you care about, as well as a great way to meet more people and make new friends.
To foster friendly and supportive "non-scene" singles-friendly community, members agree to be respectful of each other. Behavior that makes others uncomfortable will not be tolerated. Bad behavior is reason for removal from group and includes:1) disparaging comments concerning age, race, sexual orientation, religion, politics, economic situation, 2) overtly sexual or aggressive advances toward another member, 3) expressions of extreme indecency, hatred, pornography, fetishism, criminality via group website, email, in person.
Members agree to be considerate and courteous to Event Hosts, who agree to lead on a non-paid volunteer basis. RSVPs of "Yes" should be honored. Same-day no-shows will not be tolerated and is reason for removal from group. Lateness and cancellations should be communicated to Event Host.
Members agree to participate in events at their own risk and will not hold Group Organizer(s) or Event Host(s) responsible for any incidents or damages.
To keep the group diverse and events as relaxed as possible, there is intentionally no fee to join and to RSVP, except when there is venue charge eg. museum admission, movie ticket, etc. However, should you enjoy your experience, please consider helping to defray our fixed Meetup costs (currently $144/yr) by using our Sponsors links when making purchases.