National Theatre Live: The Audience

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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.


Critic Reviews for National Theatre Live: The Audience

All Critics (3) | Fresh (3)

  • The scenes that Mirren shares with Richard McCabe (as Harold Wilson) are also a true delight to witness.

    Jul 19, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A seductive and delicious set of hypothetical conversations peppered with humour, pathos and satire, Peter Morgan's The Audience is audacious only in that it dares to imagine the most private conversations between Britain's most public figures.

    Jul 5, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Peter Morgan has constructed his play brilliantly, revealing a tantalising cocktail of history and personal insights

    Jul 5, 2013 | Full Review…

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