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Mirren Crowned “Best Actress” at the Olivier Awards

Dame Helen Mirren wins Best Actress Olivier Award

Dame Helen Mirren has received her first ever Olivier Award in honour of her starring role in The Audience. Making history, Mirren is now the first actress to have won an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Olivier for playing the same character, as she was previously acclaimed for her role in the film The Queen. Both roles were written by British playwright and film writer Peter Morgan.

Mirren’s co-star in The Audience, Richard McCabe who plays Prime Minister Harold Wilson, was awarded Best Supporting Actor at the Olivier Awards.

The Audience has received five star reviews from The Times and the Telegraph who described Mirren’s performance as “magnificent”.

The Audience is a new play directed by Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy Elliot) and written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) which portrays the meetings between Elizabeth II and each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.

The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.

The Audience is currently showing to sold-out audiences at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

The play will be captured live in high definition and will screen at Riverside Theatres as part of National Theatre Live, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July. Join us as we bring you Helen Mirren’s returns to play Queen Elizabeth IIin the live-broadcast of Peter Morgan play, The Audience, as part of Riverside’s 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Dates & Times:
1:00pm, Saturday 6 July 2013
12:00pm, Sunday 7 July 2013

Admittance tickets are available for purchase from the Riverside Sentry Box (Office).
Adult $27, Conc $24, Children $15. Corgi’s: free of charge.*
*Ticket price includes one complimentary glass of champagne and entry to the film.

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The biggest winner at the 2013 Olivier Awards was the recent National Theatre Live play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Screened at Riverside in 2012) which took out seven awards on the night including Best New Play, Best Actor (Luke Treadaway), Best Director (Marianne Elliot) and Best Supporting Actress (Nicola Walker).

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