Jun 18, 2013
By Scott Walker
The Audience is drawing big audiences.
Britain’s National Theatre broadcast its current stage production of the play starring Helen Mirren in movie theatres in Britain and North America last week. It drew the highest audience for any National Theatre broadcast. 80,000 people in Britain and another 30,000 in North America saw the presentation.
In The Audience, Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth holding meetings with the various prime ministers during her reign. It will be presented again at various theatres in the GTA over the next several weeks.