Wonderful eveinng at the "theater" with "The Audience"

By Smitty615
Written July 20, 2016
I loved every bit of this movie. As always, Helen Mirra gives an outstanding performance, and the turning of a stage play into a play as a movie was effectively done. The transitions between the various ages of the queen went smoothly behind the scenes and one was done right on stage. Even without knowing all the history between the discussions of the queen with her various Prime Ministers, one could get the essence of the conversations and a sense of the relationships between each one. A peek behind the scenes during the intermission was an extra treat.
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Amazing

By harryitdancer
Written June 26, 2015
Absolutely amazing.
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Saw The Audience last night

By kathykh2012
Written June 26, 2015
What a great experience! I didn't know what to expect but I found I really loved watching the play on the big screen. I would never have been able to afford a ticket that would have offered such an intimate view of the actors on stage. I will go see more of these productions at the theater! As for the play, it had a great balance of humor and humanity. The stage setting was very simple but added drama and it allowed for greater attention on the actors--who were superb! If you are even a little bit interested in British history or culture--this play will be very satisfying. I also enjoyed seeing the many costumes of the Queen, especially the early years' costumes. The only thing that I thought missing-was that being an American I was not necessarily attuned to the history of the earlier British PMs and would have really, really enjoyed a subtitle below each of the PMs featured (just for a few seconds) that stated their name and the dates they served.
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Must See

By emHaM
Written June 26, 2015
When I try to picture Queen Elizabeth, I see Helen Mirren. The play was a wonderful imagining of conversations between the queen and 12 of England's prime ministers. The play presents the queen at various stages in her life, but not chronologically. Mirren makes costume changes right on stage (amazing and seamless). Another actress plays Elizabeth as a young girl, and she is an alter-ego to the queen, giving us insight into the delightful, rebellious young girl who still lives inside Elizabeth. Though it's a fictional representation, from other things I've read about her, it's highly believable. The actors who play the prime ministers are also amazing. Delightful and thought-provoking play. Be sure to stay for the after-play Q&A will Mirren and the play's director.
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The Audience was just amazing!

By moose82455
Written June 27, 2015
What a gift! Helen Mirren is one of the most talented actresses of our time. Thank you National Theatre Live for proving those who don't live or travel to London or NYC the opportunity to enjoy wonderful theater.
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