Kristin Scott Thomas Brings The Audience Back to the West End Tonight | Playbill

News Kristin Scott Thomas Brings The Audience Back to the West End Tonight The West End return for Peter Morgan's The Audience opens officially May 5 at the Apollo Theatre, following previews that began April 21. The run is booking through July 25. Kristin Scott Thomas inherits the role of Queen Elizabeth II that Helen Mirren originated and is currently reprising in a Tony-nominated performance on Broadway.

Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen
Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen Photo by Jason Bell

Thomas is joined by 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.

Also in the cast are David Peart as the Equerry; Charlotte Moore as Bobo MacDonald and Private Secretary; Marnie Brighton, Madeleine Jackson-Smith and Izzy Meikle-Small alternating in the role of Young Elizabeth; and Matt Plumb and Harry Feltham as footmen.

The production is directed by Stephen Daldry, with designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Paul Arditti and music by Paul Englishby. It is produced in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

The Audience received its world premiere in February 2013 at the Gielgud Theatre, now home to the National's transfer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time that originally played in the West End at the Apollo. So the two shows have effectively swapped places on Shaftesbury Avenue to play side-by-side.

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