Friday, February 22, 2013

I'm Going to Visit the Queen

I'm going to visit the Queen on March 14 in London. Well actually, I'm going to see the play The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End. Helen Mirren is one of the most versatile actresses of our time.  She is revising her movie role in the play which features the weekly meetings between Her Majesty and her 12 Prime Ministers.

The play begins with a very young Elizabeth meeting with the senior statesman, Winston Churchill. The role is being played by three young actresses. The play follows the course of the reign of Elizabeth II  (by coincidence I was born the year of the Queen's ascension to the throne) until the present day. Mirren will play the older Elizabeth. The play will be recorded and  broadcast in movie theatres throughout the world on June 13.

I purchased a theatre package in London and will be dining at Salvador and Amanda in Covent Garden before the show.  I will be staying at the Lime Tree Hotel near Victoria Coach Station and will be leaving the following morning  on the Eurostar for Paris. I can hardly wait.

2 comments:

  1. Oh how exciting! We're hoping to get tickets to this show (if it's still running) when we visit London in May.

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  2. We bypassed London last year and will again this, but oh, how I'm missing the shows. . . I love the wealth of opportunity there, and we've sometimes broke the bank seeing 3 or 4 in a week. I'm so envious of you getting to see Helen Mirren. And then zipping across the Chunnel to Paris the next day -- very romantic/cool!

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