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The Audience

  • Catamount Arts Center 115 Eastern Avenue Saint Johnsbury, VT, 05819 United States (map)

Tickets: Adults - $25, Members - $23, Students - $16

For a limited time only, National Theatre Live's Encore Series brings a selection of award-winning British theatre productions to your local cinema.

Winner of three Tony Awards® and two Olivier Awards, The Audience features a multi-award-winning performance from Helen Mirren's as Queen Elizabeth II.

Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), these special encore screenings include an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today's meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

Original broadcast date: June 13, 2013

This is an on-screen event.