National Theatre Live

The Audience

Film Description:

This is an Encore Screening!

The original West End production of The Audience features Helen Mirren’s multi-award winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II. This production is the winner of three Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards. This screening features an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, and from Tony Blair to David Cameron, the Queen advises England’s Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience was written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours).

The play celebrates the life of the Queen, with episodes covering her full reign, and features familiar British Prime Ministers from across the 20th and 21st centuries. This is a humorous, interesting, feel-good production.

Majesty has always been a part of Ms. Mirren’s constitution as an actress, but she never merely coasts on that asset here. This is an admirably centered and engaged performance that gives shadow as well as substance to her physically exact portrayal of Elizabeth through the ages. This is partly achieved with lightning-fast changes of wig and costume, sometimes onstage. Stephen Daldry's adroit production and Helen Mirren's luminous performance highlight the Queen's steady growth in confidence and authority. But Mirren also captures the Queen's mix of the extraordinary and the ordinary. She has the capacity to see through all forms of pretense and, in her dialogues with her younger self, she conveys the sense of entrapment and loneliness that co-exists with a life of royal privilege.

Independent says Helen Mirren makes The Audience a right-royal night out” and The Times says the production is “Funny and truthful, good-hearted, spiky, full of surprises.” (Runtime: 2 hr., 30 min., including an intermission).

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $18.00 RBFS Members
  • $20.00 General
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger

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Hamlet

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Film Description:

This is an Encore Screening.

Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 800,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. [UK, 2015, 210 minutes, Rated: PG].

“One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I’ve ever seen, of anything, ever.” states Andrzej Lukowski of Time Out.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and may not be exchanged for other screening dates/times or film title.

Location: Cinema Art Theater   View Location Details

Admission

  • $18.00 RBFS Members
  • $20.00 General
  • $15.00 Youth - 15 yrs and younger

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