Friday, 17 May 2013

The Audience

I was Video Animator for new theatre production The Audience, starring Helen Mirren, at Gielgud Theatre, London West End. Visuals were projected onto the wall.

When I first met her, she introduced herself; "Hello, I'm Helen and I'm the Queen!"

The Audience tells the story of how for sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen.

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