The Audience archiveFor 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. Following the 2015 General Election Peter Morgan has updated his script for the Audience - on the day HMQ invites David Cameron to form a new Government. The updated scene between The Queen and David Cameron will be performed for the first time on May 8th 2015. The Audience website.


Kristin Scott Thomas (Queen Elizabeth II), David Calder (Winston Churchill), Mark Dexter (David Cameron), Michael Gould (John Major), Gordon Kennedy (Gordon Brown), Sylvestra Le Touzel (Margaret Thatcher), David Robb (Anthony Eden), Nicholas Woodeson (Harold Wilson), David Peart (Equerry), Charlotte Moore (Bobo MacDonald/ Private Secretary), Marnie Brighton, Madeleine Jackson-Smith (Young Elizabeth - some dates), Izzy Meikle-Small (Young Elizabeth - some dates), Matt Plumb, Harry Feltham (Footmen)


Author: Peter Morgan
Producer(s): Matthew Byam Shaw (for Playful Productions), Robert Fox, Andy Harries
Director: Stephen Daldry
Design: Bob Crowley
Lighting: Rick Fisher
Sound: Paul Arditti
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The Audience

The Audience (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1770604037. Details of all The Audience archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0228355437

Archive Listings

21 Apr 15
25 Jul 15
Apollo Theatre
West End
Greater London

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