NT – The Audience, Encore Showing
Another chance to see the National Theatre’s The Audience with Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Ellizabeth II. Recorded in London’s West End in 2013 The Audience returns to UK cinemas to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. 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.
(3hr) 15th June 7.00 pm Tickets on sale from 11th May via Octagon Films http://www.octagonfilms.org.uk