NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Launched in 2009, NT Live broadcasts have now been experienced by over 1.5 million people in 500 venues around the world. Past broadcasts include Danny Boyle's Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller; One Man, Two Guvnors with James Corden and The Last of the Haussmans with Julie Walters. The Theatre and Interpretation Center is thrilled to continue partnering with NT Live to bring “the best of British theatre” to our audiences, with upcoming broadcasts of This House as part of our 2012/13 Mainstage Season and The Audience as part of our 2013 SummerStage season! Broadcasts for our 2013/14 Mainstage season will be announced soon!
THE AUDIENCE (three broadcasts)
Monday, July 1, 7 p.m. – sold out!
Monday, July 22, 7pm – newly added!
Tuesday, August 6, 7 p.m. – limited availability!
Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, broadcast live 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. Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen), The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours).
Buy Tickets: $20 general public; $16 NU faculty/staff (with valid Wildcard); $10 full-time students
Single tickets for The Audience will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, May 28.
Subscriptions to SummerStage 2013 will go on sale in May.