Dietrich Theater to screen National Theatre Live’s ‘The Audience’ with Helen Mirren


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The National Theatre Live production of ‘The Audience’ will be shown on screen at 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 7 and 21 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunhkannock.


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TUNKHANNOCK — The Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater is bringing in another National Theatre Live acclaimed production to the screen at 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 7 and 21. The show is Peter Morgan’s play “The Audience,” starring Helen Mirren, performed and filmed in London in 2013.

Some may remember Helen Mirren’s role as Queen Elizabeth II in the film “The Queen.” “The Audience” gives a glimpse into decades of Queen Elizabeth’s weekly meetings with her prime ministers.

For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of the 12 prime ministers that have served under her leadership in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as “The Audience.” No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the queen advises prime ministers on all matters, both public and personal. Through these private audiences, viewers see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

General admission is $14. Member and senior tickets are $12 and tickets for students and children are $10. For more information or reservations, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.

The National Theatre Live production of ‘The Audience’ will be shown on screen at 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 7 and 21 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunhkannock.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Audience.jpgThe National Theatre Live production of ‘The Audience’ will be shown on screen at 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 7 and 21 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunhkannock. Submitted photo

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Information provided by the Dietrich Theater.

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