Queen Elizabeth II to see play about herself

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has made plans to watch 'The Audience' - a production which imagines her weekly meetings with Prime Ministers throughout her 63-year reign.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II wants to see a play about herself.

The 88-year-old monarch has confessed she's been looking forward to watching 'The Audience' when it arrives at the West End's Gielgud Theatre following its run on Broadway in Spring.

The production - which is written by Peter Morgan and stars 'Four Weddings And A Funeral' actress Kristin Scott Thomas - imagines what the Queen may have discussed with various Prime Ministers throughout her 63-year reign.

Peter - who first showed 'The Audience' on the West End in 2013 with Helen Mirren as its star - told the Daily Express newspaper: "The Queen has asked to see the play herself.

"She apparently said she was sorry to have missed it on its last run and I think that's partly because it just took that long for enough people to have seen it in her circle to tell her it's worth seeing.

"I know her private secretary came and various former high-ranking courtiers and present courtiers."

'The Audience' will open at the Gielgud Theatre on April 21.

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