The Audience, With Helen Mirren, Will Be Screened at Lillian Booth Actors Home
22 May 2013
Helen Mirren's Olivier-winning performance as The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience will be screened at the Lillian Booth Actor's Home June 14.
The screening will celebrate the donation of high tech digital projector equipment to The Actors Fund. The donation, from BY Experience, will allow the residents of The Lillian Booth Actors Home to enjoy all National Theatre Live theatrical programming.
The concept of screening live cultural and music events in cinemas originated with BY Experience and began in 2003 with a David Bowie album launch concert. They began screening the Metropolitan Opera in 2005 and have since brought opera, theatre, music, radio shows and fine arts into live cinema.
The donation of this equipment is an extension of BY Experience's long-time commitment to The Actors Fund programs. When not in use for National Theatre Live events, the equipment can be used by the residents and staff for TV and film viewing and meeting presentations.
The Audience, directed by Stephen Daldry, will be seen by cinema audiences worldwide when National Theatre Live broadcasts the play live from London's Gielgud Theatre June 13. Dates will vary internationally, and encore screenings will be aired throughout the summer.
Following The Audience, the next season of National Theatre Live begins in September with Nicholas Hytner's production of Othello, starring Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.