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National Theatre Live: The Audience

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 AUDIENCE from London's Gielgud Theatre.

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II and reunites with writer Peter Morgan from the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The 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 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.

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The Audience is going to be one of the theatrical highlights of 2013. -- DAILY MAIL (UK)

Runtime: 3 hours, includes intermission


Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:00pm - SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 11 @ 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 17 @ 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 30 @ 7:00pm

General Admission: $20. Purchase online here

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.

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  • Selma Marian L.

    Sorry, Lisa. I had a conflict all along, but wanted to see the production. I'm going on a different day. Forgot to cancel my RSVP. So sorry.

    July 11, 2013

  • Selma Marian L.

    Sorry, but I had a conflict this day, and realized I could see the production on July 30th instead, when I don't have a conflict.

    July 11, 2013

  • Anna L.

    couldn't get a ticket in time

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It sounds wonderful. But I forgot I have speed dating that night.

    June 19, 2013

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