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23 November, 2019 - 05 January, 2020
06 December, 2019 - 14 December, 2019
06 December, 2019 - 29 December, 2019
24 May, 2019 - 22 June, 2019
★★★★ ‘This poised, elegant and understatedly clever new staging’ The Telegraph
Nuffield Southampton Theatres present
By Peter Morgan
Director Samuel Hodges
Designer Rosanna Vize
Running time: 2hrs 23mins with interval
Recommended age: 12+
‘This poised, elegant and understatedly clever new staging’
'Immaculately staged production'
'The Audience is another jewel in Nuffield Southampton Theatres' glittering crown.'
'Very slick and intelligent revival of the hit political drama'
'Paul Kemp, a versatile actor who pulls off Churchill and Wilson with heart and soul'
Grapevine: Creative Networking Event : 28th May, 6pm - 7.30pm
Post-show Q&A: 5 Jun
Behind the Scenes Tour: 15 Jun
BSL Interpreted & Audio Described: 22 Jun 14.30
*For best use if BSL Interpreter, please book seats in Rows A to J on the main seating bank. Audio Description can be accessed throughout the auditorium.
65 Years. 13 Prime Ministers. One Queen
Every week, the Queen has met her Prime Minister in an Audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties agree never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. But what is discussed? What secrets are shared? Does her Majesty have her favourites?
Often funny, sometimes confessional, occasionally explosive, The Audience imagines the private moments that define a changing Britain.
From Peter Morgan, the writer of the award-winning TV series The Crown and Oscar-winning film The Queen, NST Director Samuel Hodges (The Shadow Factory) directs a brand new production of the comic hit play.
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.
Experience a royal evening with Tyrrell's The Royal Menu and dine like the Queen! Celebrating dishes served from the time of George IV to the reign of Elizabeth II, taste a royal menu before meeting Her Majesty in The Audience.
* Please note The Royal Menu is only available from 24th May onwards
THE ROYAL MENU
Choose Afternoon Tea with a range sandwiches, home made scones & cream, a selection of cakes and tea/coffee or choose our Deluxe Afternoon Tea and have a bubbly glass of Prosecco to finish. See here for more information.
Queen Elizabeth II
Margaret Thatcher, Bobo Macdonald and the Detective
The Prime Ministers
LAB Associate Designer
LAB Associate Lighting Designer
LAB Associate Sound Designer
Tickets starting at: £30, £24, £17, £10
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Student tickets - £10