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Kristen Scott Thomas in The Audience at the Apollo Theatre

Sunday, 16th Nov 2014  

Peter Morgan’s Acclaimed Play Returns to the West End with Kristen Scott Thomas Portraying the Queen

The big news this week is that the Peter Morgan play The Audience is set to return to the West End following its successful run at the Gielgud Theatre last year.

However, instead of Helen Mirren as the Queen, the job of portraying the nation’s monarch onstage this time falls to Kristen Scott Thomas, the stage and screen actress who can currently be seen in Electra at the Old Vic Theatre, whilst the script is said to have been modified since the last run.

The production will this time run at the Apollo Theatre with Stephen Daldry once again directing from Peter Morgan’s script.

The Audience looks at the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II and pays particular attention to the many secret meetings she has held with the nation’s Prime Ministers. These meetings are always shrouded in secrecy and as a result the public has never known their content...so it falls to Peter Morgan to imagine what must have taken place. As a result, those with theatre tickets will get an insight into the this secret world as the Queen comes face to face with famous Prime Ministers like Winston Churchill and David Cameron.

The choice of Kristen Scott Thomas as the Queen is an interesting one. The actress has appeared in a wealth of stand-out shows on the screen and the stage, which have earned her critical acclaim and both awards and nominations as well. In addition to her current performance in Electra at the Old Vic Theatre she has also appeared in As You Desire Me at the Playhouse Theatre, The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre, Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre (then the Comedy Theatre) and Old Times, also at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Her films roles include those in The English Patient, Four Weddings And A Funeral and Only God Forgives, among others.

The Apollo Theatre is currently the home of Urinetown The Musical, the high profile production that transferred from the St James Theatre. The show continues until January 2015.

The Audience then arrives later in the year. It is set to run at the Apollo Theatre from Saturday 2nd May 2015 (previews from Tuesday 21st April 2015). 

Peter Morgan’s Acclaimed Play Returns to the West End with Kristen Scott Thomas Portraying the Queen

The big news this week is that the Peter Morgan play The Audience is set to return to the West End following its successful run at the Gielgud Theatre last year.

However, instead of Helen Mirren as the Queen, the job of portraying the nation’s monarch onstage this time falls to Kristen Scott Thomas, the stage and screen actress who can currently be seen in Electra at the Old Vic Theatre, whilst the script is said to have been modified since the last run.

The production will this time run at the Apollo Theatre with Stephen Daldry once again directing from Peter Morgan’s script.

The Audience looks at the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II and pays particular attention to the many secret meetings she has held with the nation’s Prime Ministers. These meetings are always shrouded in secrecy and as a result the public has never known their content...so it falls to Peter Morgan to imagine what must have taken place. As a result, those with theatre tickets will get an insight into the this secret world as the Queen comes face to face with famous Prime Ministers like Winston Churchill and David Cameron.

The choice of Kristen Scott Thomas as the Queen is an interesting one. The actress has appeared in a wealth of stand-out shows on the screen and the stage, which have earned her critical acclaim and both awards and nominations as well. In addition to her current performance in Electra at the Old Vic Theatre she has also appeared in As You Desire Me at the Playhouse Theatre, The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre, Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre (then the Comedy Theatre) and Old Times, also at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Her films roles include those in The English Patient, Four Weddings And A Funeral and Only God Forgives, among others.

The Apollo Theatre is currently the home of Urinetown The Musical, the high profile production that transferred from the St James Theatre. The show continues until January 2015.

The Audience then arrives later in the year. It is set to run at the Apollo Theatre from Saturday 2nd May 2015 (previews from Tuesday 21st April 2015). 

 

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