Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., Waterville, Maine
For more information: Waterville Opera House Ticket Office; 207-873-7000; operahouse.org
Back on the Opera House’s screen by popular demand! Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, broadcast from London’s Gielgud Theatre as part of National Theatre Live.
For sixty years Elizabeth II has met 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. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. 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.
From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.
Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Youth