Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, recorded earlier in 2013 and broadcast as part of National Theatre Live. For sixty years, Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers, privately, in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace—a meeting like no other in British public life. 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. From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. The Audience reunites Mirren and writer Peter Morgan following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen. Directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours). Official Web Site

Screening Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11
at 11:00am! (Except where noted)

(Click on theatre to buy advance tickets online)

ATLANTA, GA: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 at the Midtown Art Cinema

BALTIMORE, MD: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 at the Harbor East

CHICAGO, IL: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11
     at Landmark's Renaissance Place Cinema

DETROIT, MI: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 at the Main Art Theatre

INDIANAPOLIS, IN: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 at the Keystone Art Cinema

MILWAUKEE, WI: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 at the Oriental Theatre

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 at the Edina Cinema

MENLO PARK, CA: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 at the Guild Theatre

SAN DIEGO, CA: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 at the La Jolla Village Cinemas

ST. LOUIS, MO: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 (at noon) at the Tivoli Theatre

WASHINGTON, DC: Sat, August 10 & Sun, August 11 at the Bethesda Row Cinema

Director:

Stephen Daldry

Cast:

Helen Mirren, Bebe Cave, Geoffrey Beevers, Jonathan Coote, Michael Elwyn, Maya Gerber, Ian Houghton, Richard McCabe, Charlotte Moore, David Peart, Nell Williams, Rufus Wright, Haydn Gwynne, Nathaniel Parker

MPAA Rating:

NR

Run Time:

2hrs 38mins

Release Year:

2013

Country Of Origin:

UK