The Audience Tickets
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The Audience is one of the most critically acclaimed plays to open at the West End since the beginning of the 2010 decade. It has been penned down by the British playwright and film writer Peter Morgan who gained widespread recognition for his earlier work on The Damned United, Rush, Frost/Nixon and The Queen.
The play premiered at the West End in early 2013 at the Gielgud Theatre to widespread appreciation by audience and critics. It casts a fictionalized light on the weekly meetings between Queen Elizabeth II and twelve of the British Prime Ministers that have held office during her sixty year reign. Stephen Daldry directs the play, which features designing by Bob Crowley and music by Paul Englishby. After a successful run in London, Morgan's work is coming to Broadway for performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. So grab The Audience tickets and enjoy the play!
The story for The Audience follows the accounts of Britain's most secretive meetings that are held every week at Buckingham Palace. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II meets up with the British Prime Minister of the time to discuss anything from political events of the week to personal confessions. Since World War II, the Palace has hosted these sessions to keep a fluid understanding between the political head and the monarchial head of the United Kingdom.
In reality, the content of these meetings is never made public or revealed even to the spouse of either party. Peter Morgan manages to break this vow of silence to profile the heads of the government. He does a splendid take on these meetings and gives us a sneak peek into the lives, the times and the personalities of Queen Elizabeth II and her various prime ministers such as John Major, Sir Anthony Eden, Harold Wilson, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Winston Churchill among others.
The play also takes a small dip into the personal lives of the Queen and the prime ministers. The relationship between Churchill and the Queen is brilliantly executed as Churchill finds out that the young queen is not as naïve as he had expected. The cold icy conversations between the first female British Prime Minister and the Queen stir up the steely suspense within the play. From Harold Wilson confessing his early stage Alzheimer's disease to Gordon Brown rivaling against the demons of the party revolt, and from Churchill's admiration of the Queen to John Major shedding tears; The Audience is surely a lesson in history.
When The Audience was announced for its West End production, the most likely choice for the role of Her Majesty was Helen Mirren. She had earlier portrayed the monarch in 2006 when she won an Academy Award for 'Actress in a Leading Role' for the movie The Queen. As the movie was also written by Peter Morgan, he chose Mirren to play HR Queen Elizabeth II on stage at the Gielgud Theatre. Mirren won widespread critical acclaim for her portrayal of the monarch. She was also awarded with an Olivier for her performance at the West End.
Other cast members included Sylvestra Le Touzel as Margaret Thatcher, Gordon Kennedy as Gordon Brown, David Calder as Winston Churchill, Nicholas Woodeson as Harold Wilson and Michael Gould as John Major. All the actors will reprise their roles for the Broadway run in spring 2015.
The Audience is now crossing the Atlantic to open on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The show will be played for a specific time before moving back to London's West End for a revival. Academy Award and Olivier Award-winning actress Helen Mirren is bound to leave the audience in awe with her performance. So get The Audience tickets and grab this chance to get a glimpse into the Queen's live and her audiences with the Prime Ministers.