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The Audience ()

Produced by

Mirvish Productions and The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Playwright: Peter Morgan
Director: Christopher Newton


The Royal Alexandra Theatre


January 17th, 2017 – January 26th, 2017


THE AUDIENCE takes theatregoers behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers through her 60 year reign, from when she was a young mother to now as a Great Grandmother. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, through the charm offensive of 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. (


Anthony Bekenn Equrry
Nigel Bennett Harold Wilson
Evan Buliung John Major
David Jansen John Major
Ben Carlson David Cameron / Bishop
Naomi Cronk Young Elizabeth
Paul Essiembre Anthony Eden / Bishop
Kate Hennig Margaret Thatcher
Kevin Klassen Tony Blair / Footman
John B. Lowe Winston Churchill / Detective
Rob McLaughin Private Secretary / Archbishop / Detective
Fiona Reid Queen Elizabeth 2
Ray Strachan Footman
Melanie Whyte Mistress of the Robes / Lady-in-Waiting
Stefanie Wiens Bobo MacDonald / Lady-in-Waiting
Ellen Denny Understudy
Victor Ertmanis Understudy
Gabrielle Jones Understudy

Creative Team

Peter Morgan Playwright
Christopher Newton Director
Christina Poddubiuk Set and Costume Designer
Scott Henderson Lighting Designer
John Lott Sound Designer
Shannon Vickers Dialect Coach
Sharon Ryman Wig Designer
Wendy Gorling Movement Coach
Tyler Sainsbury Assistant Set Designer


Dianne Woodrow Stage Manager
Linsey Callaghan Assistant Stage Manager
Chris Pearce Rehearsal Stage Manager
Katherine Dermott Apprentice Stage Manager
Jackie Parkin Dog Trainer
John Still Head Electrician


Mike Puhacz Head Carpenter
Guy Gualtieri Head of Properties
Blair Egglestone Head of Flies
Lisa Sheaves Head of Wardrobe
Helen Gregor Head of Wigs