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.
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.