This week saw the press night for the hotly anticipated new play The Audience written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry. It follows the weekly audiences between The Queen, and the Prime Ministers that have governed during her reign. Starring alongside Helen Mirren as The Queen are our very own Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden and Rufus Wright as David Cameronwith video design by Ian William Galloway. It has received fantastic reviews across the board and will run at the Gielgud Theatre until June.
“Stephen Daldry directs a pitch-perfect production” Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph *****
“Hugely enjoyable and cumulatively very affecting” Paul Taylor, The Independent ****
“It’s a beautifully poised theatrical element” Michael Coveney, Whatsonstage.com *****
“often painfully funny, yet it expresses large and serious truths” Libby Purves, The Times *****