Great news theatre fans. It was just announced that Academy Award winner and two-time Tony nominee Helen Mirren will recreate her awarding performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. The show which first premiered in the West End in 2013 is set to begin previews at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on February 17 with opening night scheduled for March 8. The limited engagement will run thru June 28.
Now besides selling tickets to all shows both On and Off-Broadway we do sell every show in London as well. In fact not only was The Audience one of our biggest sellers last year but we sold almost as many tickets for that show as we did Matilda or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and those are two of the hottest shows in London. I guess you could say people like Helen Mirren huh? Now for those of you who know nothing about the show here is a brief synopsis about The Audience from the show's website. Enjoy!
"For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses," press notes state. "The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen.
From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister uses these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional — sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. In turn, the Queen can't help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases. These private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age, from the beginning of Elizabeth II's reign to today. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister."
O.K. so maybe brief wasn't the right word to describe the show. Although you have to admit it does sound interesting. Tickets for The Audience are expected to go on sale next month and I have no doubt that it will be one of the hottest selling tickets of the season. Be sure to check back here when they do. Get you tickets to see The Audience starring Helen Mirren. Expect the show to be a big contender at next years Tony Awards. Until next time theatre fans.
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