Foxy oldie Helen Mirren is reprising her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in encore screenings of the West End hit production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013.

Based on real events, the National Theatre Live (NT Live) play covers a sixty year tradition by Queen Elizabeth II to meet with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, 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.

The Audience is written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours).

The Audience returns to select Australian cinemas nationally for a strictly limited time from July 18, 2015.

For more details and to see participating cinemas, head to the Australian distributor at www.sharmillfilms.com.au