2hr. 10min. (1 intermission)
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Audience is a portrait of a dynamic and provocative woman — also the symbol of a nation — as she weathers decades of history and political strife. Every Tuesday afternoon for more than 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with her prime ministers in a private audience, a gesture of unity between government and Crown. Through times of tension, negotiation, war, and unrest, these conversations with political leaders from Winston Churchill to Harold Wilson to Margaret Thatcher have remained a constant. Playwright Peter Morgan reimagines these meetings, giving audience members a glimpse of the queen's role in guiding the circumstances that have shaped the United Kingdom and a window into the mystery, compassion, and humor of the woman behind the iconic crown.