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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: THE AUDIENCE

Director: Stephen Daldry

Approx. 180 minutes (including 20 minute intermission), U.K., 2013


Peter Morgan’s The Audience is this month’s presentation in National Theatre Live, a series of enthralling live performances from London’s most prestigious theatres, broadcast onto cinema screens globally.

In this revealing and witty new play from acclaimed theatre and film director Stephen Daldry (The Hours, The Reader), Helen Mirren takes up the role of Queen Elizabeth II once again, following her Oscar-winning performance in Stephen Frears’ 2006 film depiction of how the monarch handled Princess Diana’s death in 1997. Rather than draw focus on one particular period, however, The Audience re-creates a number of the private weekly meetings that have taken place over the last 60 years between the Queen and each of the 12 Prime Ministers in power during her reign, thereby offering an effective overview of the nature and dynamic of these significant encounters.

Presented by the IFI in association with Dublin Theatre Festival. Tickets cost €15. Tickets must be collected by 18.45, with the live performance starting strictly at 19.00.

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