The Audience

New regional premiere of the smash hit play from the writer of The Crown, Peter Morgan. At NST City.

24 May, 2019 - 22 June, 2019

  • wheelchair access
  • signed perfomance
  • hearing enhancement
  • audio description
  • assistance dogs
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Nuffield Southampton Theatres present

The Audience

24 May - 22 June NST City

By Peter Morgan

Director Samuel Hodges

Designer Rosanna Vize 


Post-show Q&A: 5 Jun

Behind the Scenes Tour: 15 Jun

How Theatre's Made: 20 Jun 17.00

BSL Interpreted & Audio Described: 22 Jun 14.30 


Nuffield Southampton Theatres Director Samuel Hodges directs his version of the award winning play from the writer of the popular TV series The Crown

65 Years.  13 Prime Ministers.  One Queen

For 65 years, the Queen has met her Prime Minister every week in an Audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties agree never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses.

What is discussed? What secrets are shared? Does her Majesty have her favourites?

Sometimes intimate, often confessional, occasionally explosive, The Audience imagines the private moments that define a changing Britain. One head of state. Endless heads of government. This play asks where the real power lies.  

Prime Minister: I never sleep much.

Queen: Oh dear. I like the idea of any person with the power to start a nuclear war being rested.

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Director Samuel Hodges directs his new version of the award winning play from the writer of the critically acclaimed TV series The Crown and the Oscar award winning film The Queen.

Cast

Faye Castelow

Faye Castelow

Queen Elizabeth II

Creatives

Peter Morgan

Writer

Samuel Hodges

Director

Rosanna Vize

Designer

Alexandra Faye Braithwaite

Sound Designer

Annelie Powell

Casting Director