Performance

VenueApollo Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From21st April 2015
Opened5th May 2015
To25th July 2015
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Wed,Sat Mats 14:30. May 5 at 19:00
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The Audience

The AudienceT1770604037
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.
Author Peter Morgan


Archive :: production:T1770604037, play:S0228355437, venue:V383

Production details

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.

Company

Producer Matthew Byam Shaw (for Playful Productions)
Producer Robert Fox
Producer Andy Harries
Director Stephen Daldry
Design Bob Crowley
Lighting Rick Fisher
Sound Paul Arditti
Performer Kristin Scott Thomas (Queen Elizabeth II)
Performer David Calder (Winston Churchill)
Performer Mark Dexter (David Cameron)
Performer Michael Gould (John Major)
Performer Gordon Kennedy (Gordon Brown)
Performer Sylvestra Le Touzel (Margaret Thatcher)
Performer David Robb (Anthony Eden)
Performer Nicholas Woodeson (Harold Wilson)
Performer David Peart (Equerry)
Performer Charlotte Moore (Bobo MacDonald/ Private Secretary)
Performer Marnie Brighton
Performer Madeleine Jackson-Smith (Young Elizabeth - some dates)
Performer Izzy Meikle-Small (Young Elizabeth - some dates)
Performer Matt Plumb
Performer Harry Feltham (Footmen)

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