The Audience

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Riverside 25th Anniversary Event

The Audience

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 06 July - 11 August 2013


Broadcast on screen in high-definition
“Helen Mirren is superb”
as she reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the sell-out West End production of

Written by Academy Award-nominated Peter Morgan, whose writing credits include The Queen & Directed by Academy Award-nominated Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours).

Her Majesty is joining us to celebrate Riverside’s Silver Jubilee.

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.

Prior to the film, we invite you to join us for a glass of champagne. Enjoy a fantastic afternoon out while experiencing the best in British theatre. Mirren previously played the role of Her Majesty in the Oscar nominated film The Queen in 2006. As one of the most eagerly anticipated West End events of the year, The Audience shows a series of The Queen’s weekly confidential meetings between British Prime Ministers held at Buckingham Palace for the last 60 years.

The Audience is live-broadcast to Riverside as part of its National Theatre Live film series. The film is only screening at selected venues throughout Australia, making this event especially unique.

Dates & Times:
1:00pm, Saturday 6 July 2013  SOLD OUT
1:00pm, Sunday 7 July 2013   SOLD OUT
1:00pm, Saturday 20 July 2013 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
1:00pm, Sunday 21 July 2013 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
1:00pm, Saturday 10 August 2013
1:00pm, Sunday 11 August 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. Transaction fees may apply.

“Helen Mirren endows the monarch with a sense of inner life and a quasi-Shakespearean aura of solitude.” The Guardian
See the full review here: The Guardian’s Review I The Audience

“The Audience is going to be one of the theatrical highlights of 2013.” Daily Mail

“[Mirren’s] incisive performance again crackles with intelligence, acerbic wit and profound sensitivity.” Hollywood Reporter (US)

5 STARS – The Times (UK)
“Funny and truthful, good-hearted, spiky, full of surprises. I loved every minute.”

5 STARS – What’s On Stage (UK)
“Peter Morgan’s highly entertaining new play.”
“Stephen Daldry’s extraordinarily clever production.”

5 STARS – The Telegraph (UK)
“Wholly tremendous.”
“Wonderfully funny… genuinely moving.”
“Stephen Daldry directs a pitch-perfect production.”

4 STARS – Independent (UK)
“Hugely enjoyable…”

4 STARS – Evening Standard (UK)
“Mirren is superb.”
“A welcome return for director Stephen Daldry.”

In HIT today, Leigh Paatsch applauds Helen Mirren and the production with 4.5 stars!
“The latest play to be beamed into Australian cinemas by Britain’s National Theatre Live project is a must-see for anyone who appreciates acting at its very best.”
“Throughout the play, Mirren skilfully calibrates her role without altering her direct connection to the live audience. She can be imperious, empathetic and downright hilarious, all at once.
The scenes that Mirren shares with Richard McCabe (as Harold Wilson) are a delight to witness. So great, in fact, they are worth the price of admission in their own right.”

Theatre People gives The Audience 5 stars!
“Not to be missed!” 

A rave review from Stage Whispers:
“A triumph of acting technique!”
“Theatre fans — and particularly fans of the always astonishing Dame Helen — who now have zero chance of seeing her Olivier Award performance live shouldn’t miss this up-close record of her still, convincing, detailed and heartfelt portrait.”



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Ticket Prices

Adult $27
Senior $24
Pensioner $24
F/T Student $15
Child 16&U $15

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00