... Every Tuesday, at six o'clock in the evening, the Queen of Great Britain gives an audience to the Prime Minister. No one and nothing obliges them to participate in this ritual, but according to the rules of good taste, the Prime Minister must inform his monarch about events in the country and the world. For six and a half decades in the office of the head of the cabinet, quite a few politicians changed each other, from Sir Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May, the world has changed beyond recognition. Only one thing remained unshakable - the report of the prime minister, whoever it is, is hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, who has occupied the British throne the longest in history.
The play of the playwright, screenwriter and connoisseur of the British court of Peter Morgan (author of the film “The Queen” and the TV series “Crown”) was staged at the London theater “Gilgud” in 2013 (produced by Mathieu Beym Shaw, Robert Fox and Andy Harris), and two years later successfully shown on Broadway. In both performances, the queen was played by Helen Mirren, an English star with Russian roots. Having learned that in the Russian version of Audience (specifically for the production of Gleb Panfilov, the play was translated by Yury Goligorsky) the Russian star Inna Churikova would play Elizabeth II, the playwright did not only agree to the production, but, having arrived in Moscow, adapted the play, focusing on relations of Britain and Russia. The performance is a laureate of the Crystal Turandot award in two nominations: - The best female role - actress Inna Churikova - The best costumes - artist Victoria Sevryukova
The play was staged with the support of the Alisher Usmanov Charity Foundation “Art, Science and Sport”. The duration of the performance is 3 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission. The performance is recommended for viewers over 16 years old (16+).