Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Another Machin

I was watching the news yesterday and spotted this pic of a Machin effigy. Helen Mirren dressed as the queen used some choice words whist in walkabout during the intermission and actually swore at a group of drummers who drowned-ed out her words whilst she was performing on she stage.

The play, whats it all about?

Helen Mirren reprises her Oscar-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in this eagerly awaited National Theatre production Following its sold-out West End run, Stephen Daldry's

The Audience is broadcast live in Cineworld. The acclaimed production is now the proud winner of 2 Olivier Awards - Helen Mirren for Best Actress and Richard McCabe for Best Supporting Actor. Written by Peter Morgan, screenwriter of The Queen, and broadcast as part of National Theatre Live, The Audience takes us behind the doors of Buckingham Palace - into a series of meetings like no other in British society.

During her sixty-year reign, Elizabeth II has granted a special weekly audience to each of her twelve Prime Ministers. Both parties have agreed never to repeat what is said. Now, this fascinating blend of fact and fiction imagines the meetings that have taken place between the various Downing Street incumbents and the Queen. A uniquely intimate speculation about the dialogue that occurs between our heads of state, this is an unmissable opportunity to see the regal Helen Mirren return to the role that secured her the Academy Award.

1 comment:

GBStamps said...

For those of us in the USA who cannot easily travel to London, this play will be rebroadcast live in theaters this summer. More information, and a trailer, is available at http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/.