Tuesday 19 July 2016 -
20:00 to 23:30

Committed to providing Belgium with the greatest variety of cinematic experience, British Council and Utopolis Mechelen are proudly presenting The Audience of the National Theatre Live (NT Live) Encore series.

The Audience

Funny and truthful, good-hearted, spiky, full of surprises. I loved every minute. The Times

Helen Mirren makes The Audience a right-royal night out. Independent

Helen Mirren dazzles again as Queen. Metro

Winner of three Tony Awards® and two Olivier Awards, National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of the original West End production of The Audience - featuring Helen Mirren’s multi-award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II - returns to cinemas in celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday.

Written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), these special encore screenings include an exclusive Q&A with Helen Mirren and director Stephen Daldry.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers 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 her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

Director: Stephen Daldry

Cast: Helen Mirren, Rufus Wright, Haydn Gwynne, Nathaniel Parker

Language: English

Subtitles: French, Dutch

Duration: 120 minutes

NT Live is an innovative project by the National Theatre of Great Britain, broadcasting the best of British theatre live to cinemas around the world.

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