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THE AUDIENCE

Ended 15 Jun 2013 after 3 months

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Olivier Winner

Olivier Winner

Winner of two Olivier Awards, including Best Actress for Dame Helen Mirren!

Closed 15 Jun 2013

Another Royal Outing for Writer Peter Morgan

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. In turn, the Queen can't help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases.

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.

Additional Information

Dates

Previews from: 15 February 2013

Opening night: 5 March 2013

Closing night: 15 June 2013

Audience

The Audience is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval

Show times

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 Matinee--2:30--2:30-
 Evening7:307:307:307:307:307:30-

What You Say

15 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

Kay: “Sublimely Good”

Funny, intelegent, and absolutely captivating.....Helen, is amazingly good.... more

Janet & Paul Buck - Preston UK: “Helen Mirren In The Audience ”

Was so so lucky to get tickets for 15th Feb - what a birthday present - got... more

Lucy: “Fantastic - And So Funny And Up-to-the-minute Jokes”

I went last night and it was amazing - Helen Mirren has got the Queen just ... more

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