Helen Mirren as Her Majesty The Queen in Peter Morgan’s new play The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

Helen Mirren as The Queen in new play The Audience. Photo: Johan Persson

Helen Mirren as The Queen in new play The Audience. Photo: Johan Persson

The first photo has been released of Dame Helen Mirren as The Queen in new play The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

Written by “The Queen” screenwriter Peter Morgan, the play is set during the Queen’s weekly audience with her Prime Ministers and spans The Queen’s entire 60 year reign.

Stephen Daldry directs Mirren and an all star cast of British Prime Ministers through the ages including Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major and Rufus Wright as David Cameron. The Equerry is Geoffrey Beevers and the role of Young Elizabeth will be played by Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams.

The Audience is now playing at the Gielgud Theatre in London until 15 June 2013.

Photo by Johan Persson.

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