The Audience play set for post-election rewrite
By Tim Masters
Arts and entertainment correspondent
6 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Dame Kristin Scott Thomas plays the Queen in Peter Morgan’s stage play
The writer of The Audience, a play about the Queen’s private meetings with her prime ministers, is poised to rework the script to reflect the result of the general election.
Peter Morgan told the BBC that he had “a lot of writing to do in the coming days”.
The play has returned to London’s West End with Dame Kristin Scott Thomas as the Queen.
She said the prospect of a new scene to learn was “a little nerve-wracking”.
The original production of The Audience opened in the West End in 2013 with Dame Helen Mirren in the lead role.
Dame Helen is now starring in the Broadway version.
Speaking after Tuesday’s opening night performance, Morgan said he had already made “significant changes” for the 2015 version.
These include dropping the character of James Callaghan, and adding Tony Blair.
The Audience imagines a series of meetings between prime ministers and the Queen
In another updated scene, the Queen and David Cameron refer to the imminent general election.
“Seeing it as close to an election as we are sharpens people’s appetite …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment