As the original Queen, Dame Helen Mirren, prepares to head up the show on Broadway, another Oliver Award Winning Dame takes her place. Dame Kristin Scott Thomas takes the leading role of The Queen in The Audience, which runs simultaneously to its Broadway counterpart. Opening just two days before the UK General Election, The Audience is a striking piece of political drama that is being constantly updated to suit the times. This revival includes former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who was omitted from the original production.
Kristin Scott Thomas embodies the Monarch over her incredible 60+ year reign in a series of imaged meetings between herself and the Prime Ministers serving under her. From Churchill to Thatcher and from Blair to Cameron, Peter Morgan’s play depicts the often somewhat tempestuous relationships between the head of the country and the person elected to lead it.
The Audience is not all stiff upper lips; quite the contrary as there are many hilarious moments in the text and, of course, real life corgis!
This is not the first time The Audience creator, Peter Morgan, has created work inspired by the Queen; his 2006 film The Queen starred Dame Helen Mirren and won an Academy Award and a BAFTA. The creative team remains the same for this revival production of The Audience, with the award winning Stephen Daldry as director.
Recommended forThose who like Noel Coward plays such as Private Lives and Hay Fever are likely to enjoy the style of this production. Those who liked King Charles III and The Judas Kiss are also likely to enjoy this show.
Age Recommendations: Recommended for 10+