"Long live the audience!"
-The Independent-

"Scott Thomas is a match for Mirren"
-The Daily Telegraph-

-The Evening Standard-

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About the show

Back by popular demand, The Audience returns to the West End for a second run following its sell out success at the Gielgud Theatre in 2013.

As Dame Helen Mirren heads up the show on Broadway, Kristin Scott Thomas takes on the leading role of The Queen in the West End revival as the two productions play simultaneously.

Taking on the Olivier Award winning role, Scott Thomas embodies HRH in Peter Morgan’s tale of the imagined meetings between the Monarch and the Prime Ministers who have served her during her reign. From Churchill to Cameron, Morgan imagines the often tense relationship between Her Royal Highness and the political leaders of the nation.

Morgan and the creative team behind The Audience have re-worked the play, which opening coincided with the 2015 general election. The text now includes former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who was omitted from the original production. Similarly, the creative team were prepared to draft in a new character depending on the result of the recent election. After the Tory win Morgan redrafted the scene between The Queen and Cameron and it was performed that very night.

The creative team remain the same for this revival production, with the award winning Stephen Daldry returning to director.

The Audience officially opened at the Apollo Theatre on the 5th of May 2015 and is currently booking until the end of the summer.

Who Should See It?

The Audience is a political piece of theatre set between 1953 and the current day. Whilst this show is not aimed at children, some more grown up and astute youngsters may enjoy the show for its historical relevance and political resonance.

Playing at

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
Seating Plan

Apollo Theatre seating plan

Booking period

21st Apr 2015

19th Jan 2021

25th Jul 2015

Running time

2 hours 30 minutes including an interval


Recommended for 10+