Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's inside look at the relationships between royalty and government. More…
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting, a meeting known as The Audience. "The Audience" takes theatregoers behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers over the decades. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.
See it if you love Mirren (of course you do). I saw the British version (on film) & preferred it. But Bway's still great. E2 is a fascinating figure.
Don't see it if you are Anglophobic. Still, great acting, interesting structure, fabulous costumes, inspiring bio, lots of humor and history. Worth seeing.
See it if you have an interest in British politics (AND if you don't-- it's still a really engaging piece of theater without much prior knowledge).
Don't see it if you particularly DON'T like British politics.
See it if You want to see Helen Mirren in a wonderful part for her. The play is interesting and even educational.
Don't see it if you don't care about the Queen of England or British history.
See it if You love British royalty and politics.
Don't see it if You dislike drawing room plays, even if they involve a good dose of comedy.
See it if you love the thespian wonder that is Helen Mirren. This is all her, and she does not disappoint.
Don't see it if you can't, because its run has ended.
See it if a brilliant play and one of the best plays of the year.
Don't see it if You don't like the royal family, it is not your kind of play
See it if you love helen as the queen in the movie, she is truly a great actress.
Don't see it if It was hard to follow because i did not know about the prime ministers but I thought acting was Helen mirien was outstanding as the queen.
See it if You want to see one of the great performances of our generation, Helen Mirren as QE2, in a thought-provoking new play about history/politics
Don't see it if You're an anti-monarchist, don't want to exert a lot of mental energy on the show, or have absolutely zero knowledge of modern history.
See it if You want to see the mistress of her craft Dame Helen Mirren, set off like a jewel in a setting.
Don't see it if You have no knowledge of royal family or 20th century history.
See it if you want to catch a display of spectacular showmanship, from a star, director, and designers at the height of their considerable powers.
Don't see it if you want writing that surprises &illuminates. Like an audience with the queen, this is dazzling pomp & circumstance not sturm 'n' drang.
See it if (Saw in London) For Helen Mirren alone, if not the rest of the cast. She portrays her Majesty with such respect and intelligence. Excellent!
Don't see it if If you don't care to learn about/didn't live through these eras. It's an education in modern British history seen through the Queen's eyes.
See it if you want to see Helen Mirren live. She's amazing.
Don't see it if you can't sit through a long play with lots of dialogue and very little action. It's a great show, but you have to pay attention.
See it if you want to see one of our very most talented actresses in the world - Queen Helen. The play is more a series of montages but Helen - wow.
Don't see it if You really need a plot.
See it if You want to see Helen Mirren in action, playing a part she knows well and is good at or if you want a political-ish play that's funny
Don't see it if you want a flashy Broadway show or if You can't understand British accents.
See it if You want to see a masterful performance by Helen Mirren.
Don't see it if you have no interest in British politics or royalty.
See it if you want to see Helen Mirren own the stage in this masterful play! Beautiful transitions throughout time; brings the queen to life on stage
Don't see it if you do not enjoy British politics; this is (was) a must see!
See it if you love Helen Mirren, you are fascinated by dialogue-heavy scenes, and you're at least somewhat familiar with British politics.
Don't see it if you like more action-filled shows and you don't care about British or any politics.
See it if you are into British politics and/or if you like theater that reflects history in a poignant and charming way.
Don't see it if you are uninterested by British politics at all. It is not the most compelling show even if interesting and thoughtful.