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Join us for a cinema screening of The Audience, a stage play starring British actress Helen Mirren who reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in this highly-anticipated West End production. The play is presented by National Theatre Live in Britain.
This meetup is being hosted by Lisa (http://www.thumbsuptheatre.com/members/3924082/), who heads up one of Belinda's favourite groups, The Tea, Tea and More Tea Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/teateandmoretea/).
For 60 years Elizabeth II has met each of her 12 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 the Queen 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. More information (http://m.cineplex.com/m/Movies/The-Audience-National-Theatre-Live.aspx?date=2013-6-13#ShowTimes).
ABOUT NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: National Theatre Live broadcasts live performances of the best of British theatre to cinemas around the world. It was launched in June 2009 with a broadcast of Phèdre with Helen Mirren, which was shown in over 200 cinemas and seen by a worldwide audience of more than 50,000 people. More information (http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/65459/national-theatre-live/national-theatre-live.html).
WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2013
TIME: Show starts at 7 p.m. Meet Lisa at 6:15 p.m.
WHERE: Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande, 4861 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ont.
(Located in Sheppard Centre at Yonge & Sheppard above the Sheppard subway station.)
SCREENING LENGTH: 2 hours, 45 minutes
PRICE: $22.50 adult / $20 senior
MEETUP FEE: $2 cash (Please pay Lisa exact change at the meetup spot)
HOW TO BOOK
Purchase in person at the box office or online (http://m.cineplex.com/m/Movies/The-Audience-National-Theatre-Live.aspx?date=2013-6-13#ShowTimes). Don’t forget to enter/show your Scene card to collect Scene points.
Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets from the cinema.
Please update your RSVP comment with the words "purchased ticket" as soon as you have purchased your ticket (unless you buy it at the door on the day of the performance). To update your RSVP comment, login, click on "change RSVP", enter your info into the comment box and click on "RSVP" to save.
SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: Seating is unreserved so members will enter the theatre together and sit together as a group.
Meet Lisa at 6:15 p.m. by the box office in the theatre. She will be holding up a Thumbs Up Theatre Toronto meetup sign. If you’re running late, look for Lisa in the theatre seating area.