Sunday, 22 February 2015

Review: The Audience

Hey readers!
It's time for my review of The Audience.
Now this isn't something I would usually see but I though as it had Helen Mirren, why not! I was really glad I came to see it because it was great. First of all the cast were amazing. Certain cast members who stood out for me were Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, who was absolutely stunning at this role, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, who has come from the original cast in the West End and was a pleasure to watch throughout the whole show, Dakin Matthews as Winston Churchill, who put on a very convincing English accent and Geoffrey Beavers as The Queen's Equerry, who has also come from the original West End production. The costumes and makeup were also amazing as they managed to make Helen Mirren become so many different ages. It was also great to see the various relationships between the Queen and her twelve Prime Ministers. For instance she had a really sweet friendship with Harold Wilson, but she seemed to have a really awkward relationship with Margaret Thatcher. It also taught me a lot about our history that I didn't know before. To top off this great play it also was very funny. Considering it was a drama it made me laugh a lot. Funny, interesting and Helen Mirren, what more could you want in a play? The only negative I have about this show is that Dylan Baker as John Major had an accent that started as English, but slipped back to American at times. His acting was good but this accent really needs to be sorted out. I felt this spoilt the show a bit as he was supposed to be portraying a famous English prime minister. I hope this will be fixed before opening night. Apart from this the show was fantastic!

The featured star of The Audience is, drum roll please... HELEN MIRREN!

Her acting as the Queen is so real that it blows my mind. I cannot think of anyone else who could ever portray this role as well as she does. 

Now for my final verdict on The Audience. I give The Audience...

I really thought I wouldn't like this show so I was amazed at how good it was! 

Think it should have got a higher rating? Think it should have got a lower rating? If so comment below.

Join me next time when I will be reviewing Chicago.

Thanks for reading!

-The Reviewer

*Please note this show has now closed.


  1. Whatever may have happened in private between the Queen and Thatcher, the scene struck me as well-imagined, if perhaps slipping somewhat into caricature of Thatcher. I suspect that the Iron Lady––this was the Prime Minister who called out the army against those pampered and petted loafers, the coal miners––cared too much about playing the lady to be as crudely rude and overbearing as she's shown in the scene, however ruthless her message.

    1. Hey there!
      Thanks for your comment. I also think this scene was well imagined and was acted very well.

      -The Reviewer