First Look: The Audience at Nuffield Southampton Theatres in Rehearsal

Samuel Hodges Director Faye Castelow Queen Elizabeth II. Credit The Other Richard
Samuel Hodges Director Faye Castelow Queen Elizabeth II. Credit The Other Richard

First look rehearsal images have been released for The Audience. It stars Faye Castelow as Queen Elizabeth II, Lizzie Hopley as Margaret Thatcher and Bobo MacDonald, Paul Kemp as all other Prime Ministers, Sharon Singh as The Equerry and Fay Burwell and Maddie Farmer share the role of Young Elizabeth.

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Director Samuel Hodges directs an intimate and re-worked production of the smash hit play from Peter Morgan, the writer of the critically acclaimed TV series The Crown and the Oscar award winning film The Queen.

For 65 years, the Queen has met her Prime Minister every week in an Audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties agree never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses.

What is discussed? What secrets are shared? Does her Majesty have her favourites?

Sometimes intimate, often confessional, occasionally explosive, The Audience imagines the private moments that define a changing Britain. One head of state. Endless heads of government. This play asks where the real power lies.

The Audience is at Nuffield Southampton Theatres 24th May – 22nd June 2019

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