First Look at Kristin Scott Thomas as Her Majesty The Queen, in The Audience at the Apollo Theatre

A photo has been released of Kristin Scott Thomas in costume as Queen Elizabeth II, ahead of the opening of The Audience at the Apollo Theatre.

This new version of Peter Morgan’s play will be directed by Stephen Daldry and run at the Apollo Theatre from 21 April 2015 to 25 July 2015.

The play originally starred Helen Mirren, who is to open the drama on Broadway in February 2015.

Kristin Scott Thomas is current starring in Electra at the Old Vic, until 20 December 2014.

For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. The Audience imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister uses these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. In turn, the Queen can’t help but reveal her own self as she advises, consoles and, on occasion, teases. These private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age, from the beginning of Elizabeth II’s reign to today. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.

Photo by Jason Bell.

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Kristin Scott Thomas as The Queen in The Audience. Photo : Jason Bell

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