The Audience

Start: He was so dashing. One forgets th

Queen Elizabeth II

The Audience

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

Monologue Context

The Queen is having a private meeting with her current Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

Monologue Text

Start: He was so dashing. One forgets that now. On the electoral trail in 1955 the women of Britain lined the streets. A year later, he was a disgraced man.

[... ...]

End: I suppose that’s what happens if you stick round long enough. The same people, the same ideas come round again and again. Wearing a different coloured tie.

For full extended monologue, see:
Peter Morgan. The Audience. London: Faber and Faber, 2013, p.31.