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The Audience Cast & Creative

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. 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. In turn, the Queen can't help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jun. 28, 2015.

Show Overview


Helen Mirren
Elizabeth II
Michael Elwyn
Anthony Eden
Richard McCabe
Harold Wilson
Rufus Wright
David Cameron
Geoffrey Beevers
Queen's Equerry
John Major
Margaret Thatcher


Written by
Peter Morgan
Stephen Daldry
Set and Costume Designer
Bob Crowley
Lighting Designer
Rick Fisher
Sound Designer
Paul Arditti
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