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Behind-the-Scenes of THE AUDIENCE

Go behind-the-scenes with the director and cast of the Chicago premiere of Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. Playing now through November 12.


THE AUDIENCE by Peter Morgan tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and her private weekly audiences with Great Britain's Prime Ministers over the course of her 65-year reign. Directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling and featuring a cast that includes Janet Ulrich Brooks*, Matt DeCaro*, David Lively*, Carmen Roman*, Mark Ulrich*, and Sophie Ackerman and Audrey Edwards.

THE AUDIENCE: Excerpt #1

At 26 years old, Queen Elizabeth II, in her first private audience with Great Britain's current Prime Minister, meets with the formidable Winston Churchill and learns how these meetings "traditionally" work. Featuring Matt DeCaro* as Winston Churchill and Janet Ulrich Brooks* as Queen Elizabeth II.

THE AUDIENCE: Excerpt #2

Queen Elizabeth II meets with David Cameron and reflects on her unbroken history of meeting with 13 different Prime Ministers during her illustrious reign. Featuring Mark Ulrich* as David Cameron and Janet Ulrich Brooks* as Queen Elizabeth II.

First Rehearsal of THE AUDIENCE

Experience your first look at THE AUDIENCE during their first rehearsal.

Inside THE AUDIENCE: A Test of Balance

Get more insight into the Queen with this featurette on THE AUDIENCE. Actress Janet Ulrich Brooks (Queen Elizabeth II) and Director Nick Bowling talk about what makes the Queen one of the most layered yet balanced Monarchs of recent history.

Audiences love THE AUDIENCE

NOW EXTENDED!! Audience are loving Peter Morgan's fly-on-the-wall look into decades of private meetings between Queen Elizabeth II and her various Prime Ministers. Historical, humorous, and thoughtful, THE AUDIENCE features knockout performances, intimate staging, and an historical context that still resonates today.

Discussions & Events

  • MyLine Preview Pizza Party: THE AUDIENCE
    Thursday, August 17 at 6:45 pm

    Pizza, drinks and a special pre-show discussion before THE AUDIENCE.

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  • Open Captioned Performance of THE AUDIENCE
    Saturday, September 16 at 4pm

    Featuring a text display of words and sounds heard during the performance.

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  • THE AUDIENCE: PRE-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for an informal sneak peek into THE AUDIENCE with members of the production team.

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  • THE AUDIENCE: Company Member Discussion
    Sunday, September 24

    Join us for an informal chat with TimeLine’s Company Members after today’s performance.

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  • THE AUDIENCE: Sunday Scholars Series
    Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm

    This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

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  • THE AUDIENCE: Post-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for informal post-show discussions with members of the production team and cast.

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