Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

David Peart News

 
West End's THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

Stephen Daldry's hit production of Peter Morgan's The Audience completes its run at the Apollo Theatre today 25 July 2015. 

West End's THE AUDIENCE, with Kristin Scott Thomas, to Close, July 25
by Matt Smith - Jun 22, 2015

Stephen Daldry's hit production of Peter Morgan's The Audience will complete its run at the Apollo Theatre on 25 July 2015 as previously announced.  The production, starringKristin Scott Thomas as The Queen, opened in May to critical acclaim. The Audience - a play about the weekly meeting between the Queen and her Prime Ministers - has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby.

Peter Morgan Updates THE AUDIENCE Following General Election
by Nicole Rosky - May 8, 2015

Following the General Election, Peter Morgan has today (8 May 2015) updated his script for The Audience - a play about the weekly meeting between the Queen and her Prime Ministers - on the day HMQ invites David Cameron to form a new Government.  The updated scene between The Queen and David Cameron, played by Kristin Scott Thomas and Mark Dexter, will be performed for the first time at this evening's performance.

Kristin Scott Thomas Stars in THE AUDIENCE, Returning to the West End Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays the Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production is now in previews at the Apollo Theatre, with press night tonight 5 May 2015 and booking to 25 July 2015. 

Photo Flash: First Look at Kristin Scott Thomas & More in West End's THE AUDIENCE
by Matt Smith - Apr 24, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays the Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience.  Stephen Daldry's production is now in previews at the Apollo Theatre, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015. The Audience has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. Check out a first look at the production in photos below! 

Kristin Scott Thomas Stars in West End's THE AUDIENCE, Returning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Stephen Daldry's production of THE AUDIENCE will preview at the Apollo Theatre from tonight 21 April 2015.

Queen Tells THE AUDIENCE's Kristin Scott Thomas: It Will Be 'Quite a Challenge' to Play Me
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 19, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas had a special meeting with Queen Elizabeth II this week when she was made a Dame. The actress is set to portray the British royal beginning next month in the West End production of THE AUDIENCE.

Photo Flash: First-Released Image of Kristin Scott Thomas as the Queen in UK's THE AUDIENCE
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 19, 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas will play the Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience. Stephen Daldry's production will preview at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015, with press night on 5 May 2015 and is booking to 25 July 2015. The Audience has designs by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. Check out a newly released image below!

David Calder, Mark Dexter & More to Join West End's THE AUDIENCE
by Matt Smith - Feb 13, 2015

Joining Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen in a new and updated version of Peter Morgan's The Audience are David Calder as Winston Churchill, Mark Dexter as David Cameron, Michael Gould as John Major, Gordon Kennedy as Gordon Brown, Sylvestra Le Touzel as Margaret Thatcher, David Robb as Anthony Eden and Nicholas Woodeson as Harold Wilson. David Peart plays the Equerry, Charlotte Moore will play Bobo MacDonald and Private Secretary, Marnie Brighton, Madeleine Jackson-Smith and Izzy Meikle-Small will alternate in the role of Young Elizabeth and Matt Plumb and Harry Feltham will play the footmen.

All Hail the Queen! Photo and Video Roundup of Helen Mirren in Broadway-Bound THE AUDIENCE
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 6, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The limited engagement will play at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street. Previews forTHE AUDIENCE begin on February 17 and opening night is March 8. It will run through June 28 2015.

THE AUDIENCE Starring Helen Mirren Ends West End Run this Weekend
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 12, 2013

The record breaking, sell-out production of Peter Morgan's multi Olivier award-winning The Audience, directed by Stephen Daldry, concludes its run at the Gielgud Theatre on 15 June 2013. Tomorrow, Thursday 13 June 2013, there will be an opportunity to watch the production as part of NT live - the National Theatre's ground-breaking project to broadcast the best of British Theatre live from the stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. An extraordinary number of screenings have now been scheduled due to immense demand.

Lizzy the Corgi is Replaced in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Lizzy the corgi, the dog in West End's THE AUDIENCE, was replaced just days before opening night at London's Gielgud Theatre because she would not obey stage directions.

Review Roundup: THE AUDIENCE Starring Helen Mirren
by Review Roundups - Mar 6, 2013

The Audience began previewing at the Gielgud Theatre on 15 February 2013, with press night on 5 March 2013 and is booking to 15 June 2013. Designs are by Bob Crowley with lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti, music by Paul Englishby and video by Ian William Galloway.

Photo Flash: Back as The Queen! First Look at Helen Mirren, Michael Elwyn and More in THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Joining Helen Mirren who plays The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience are Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major, Rufus Wright as David Cameron and Edward Fox as Winston Churchill. The Equerry is Geoffrey Beevers and the role of Young Elizabeth is played by Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams. David Peart plays James Callaghan who is joined by ensemble members Jonathan Coote, Ian Houghton and Charlotte Moore. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.

Robert Hardy Withdraws from THE AUDIENCE
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 25, 2013

The producers of The Audience today announced Robert Hardy's decision to withdraw from the production. Hardy, 87, recently suffered a fall and cracked some ribs, yet continued to perform at all of the preview performances last week. Over the weekend he has decided that a schedule of eight performances a week over a long run is not sustainable and he has therefore reluctantly decided to stand down. The Producers would like to thank Robert Hardy for his extraordinary contribution to the production and they wish him a speedy recovery.