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Following packed cinemas and sold-out performances during its first run, Ster Kinekor will re-screen the National Theatre Live production of The Audience.
Dame Helen Mirren reprised her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in this successful West End production, which was filmed live at London’s Gielgud Theatre in June and simulcast live to North American and Australian cinemas in July.
The live recording was screened in South Africa at the beginning of August.
The 2013 play, written by Peter Morgan, premiered in February and centres on the weekly audience Queen Elizabeth II has had with each of her prime ministers over the past 60 years.
Directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) the play is a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and the queen.
From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan age – as politicians come and go, Queen Elizabeth II is the one constant, waiting to welcome her next prime minister.
The cast includes Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major and Rufus Wright as David Cameron; the equerry is Geoffrey Beevers, with Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams alternating as the young Elizabeth.
• The Audience re-releases at Cinema Nouveau theatres for four screenings on October 5, 9 and 10 at 7.30pm and October 6 at 2.30pm.