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National Theatre Live: The Audience – Special Encore Presentation
June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Special Encore Presentation!
Tue, June 18 1 & 7pm
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starring Tony Award®
Winner Helen Mirren
by Peter Morgan
directed by Stephen Daldry
Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. ‘Helen Mirren is smashing. Her Majesty will see you now’ raves The New York Times!
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
The Audience was nominated for three 2015 Tony® Awards including Helen Mirren for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play as well as 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards and 2 Drama Desk Awards. Encore screenings feature a live performance recorded during the original run of the production in London’s West End in 2013, and feature the original West End cast as well as an exclusive new Q&A recorded in New York City.
The Audience is written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours). Don’t miss this chance to see Dame Helen Mirren’s triumphant performance in her most acclaimed role!