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National Theater in HD: The Audience

Date/Time

Jul 20, 2013
06:30 PM until 08:30 PM

Description

National Theatre in HD: The Audience

Sat, 07/20/2013 - 6:30pm

National Theatre Live in HD – the best of British theatre broadcast live to cinemas worldwide.

With Support from Starbucks

A new play by Peter Morgan

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, broadcast live from London’s Gielgud Theatre as part of National Theatre Live.

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.

From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.

The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.

The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

Tickets: Adults $25 ~ Seniors and Members $20 ~ Students $15

- See more at: http://theplayhouse.localplacement.net/event/national-theatre-hd-audience#sthash.osBpnGBA.dpuf

Cost

Tickets: Adults $25 ~ Seniors and Members $20 ~ Students $15 - See more at: htt

Location

View map The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield , CT

Additional Information

Phone

203-438-5795

Contact name

Jeanne

Contact email

jeanne@ridgefieldplayhouse.org

Neighborhood:

Ridgefield

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