by Peter Morgan
Third Rail’s Hi-Definition Screenings feature amazing productions from London’s National Theatre, captured live onstage and presented locally in high-definition video. NT Live Punch Card holders may use their cards for any Third Rail Hi-Definition Screening.
July 14, 2019 at 4pm
– World Trade Center Theater –
25 SW Salmon St (2WTC), Portland, OR 97205
Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes
Staring Helen Mirren
Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role in The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren.
“Helen Mirren is smashing. Her Majesty will see you now.” –New York Times
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.
From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
The Audience has received three 2015 Tony Award® nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe) and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley). The production has also been nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding New Broadway Play), 4 Drama League Awards (including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play) and 2 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Actress in a Play).
The Audience is written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.
Encore screenings feature a live performance recorded during the original run of the production in London’s West End in 2013, and feature the original West End cast.
Queen Elizabeth II
James Callaghan / Private Secretary
Bobo MacDonald / Private Secretary
Junior Equerry / Footman
Junior Equerry / Footman
Policeman / Detective
The Queen’s Dresser / PA
The Queen’s Dresser
Cecil Beaton / Detective
Third Rail core company member
* Member of Actors Equity Association