The Audience

Start: It’s quite simple. The Prime Mini

Winston Churchill

The Audience

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Age Range
Act 1
Time & Place
Buckingham Palace, England, twentieth century
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Winston Churchill has come to his first private meeting with the Queen ahead of her coronation. He

Monologue Text

Start: It’s quite simple. The Prime Minister--that’s me--comes to the Palace every Tuesday evening and explains what of note has transpired that past week in Cabinet, Parliament and Foreign Affairs.

[... ...]

End: No planners could have come up with it. And at the heart of it, wrapped in a knot of mysteries and inconveniences, is the relationship between you and me, Crown and Government.

For full extended monologue, see:
Peter Morgan. The Audience. London: Faber and Faber, 2013, p.14.

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