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.
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,
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.