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Embarking on a 2015 revival to coincide with the general election, The Audience is a cutting piece of theatre that imagines the many secret and often tense meetings between the Queen and the Prime Ministers that have served the country during her rein. From Churchill to Cameron, we see the various relationships between the Monarch and the various leader’s of the country.
Morgan’s script is to be adapted to include former PM Tony Blair and the team behind the show have said they are ready to include a new character following the outcome of the 2015 General Election.
The Audience opened for previews at the Apollo Theatre on the 21st April 2015 and had its press night on the 5th May. Whilst the show is running in the UK, a Broadway run of the show, starring original “Queen” Helen Mirren will also run stateside.
Kristin Scott Thomas steps in to the Olivier Award winning role shortly after her run as Electra at the Old Vic Theatre.
Further cast includes David Calder as Winston Churchill, Mark Dexter as David Cameron and Tony Blair, Michal Gould as John Major, Gordon Kennedy as Gordon Brown, Nicholas Woodeson as Harold Wilson, David Peart as Equerry, Charlotte Moore as Bobo and Sylvestra Le Touzel as Margret Thatcher. , Marnie Brighton, Madeline Jackson Smith and Izzy Meikle- Small play Young Elizabeth. Harry Feltham and Matt Plumb play Footmen.
The Audience is directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Skylight) and is set to be a theatrical highlight of 2015. Pre-booking is highly recommended as there is likely to be a high demand for the show.
The Audience runs at 2hrs 20 minutes including interval.
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