National Theatre Live: The Audience
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National Theatre Live: The Audience
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.
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"A seductive and delicious set of hypothetical conversations peppered with humour, pathos and satire, Peter Morgan's The Audience is audacious only in that it dares to imagine the most private conversations between Britain's most public figures."
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Peter Morgan has constructed his play brilliantly, revealing a tantalising cocktail of history and personal insights"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
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