The Audience

Start: Every Tuesday, at approximately 6

The Equerry

The Audience

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

Monologue Context

The Equerry is setting the scene for the play. He gives the background to the weekly

Monologue Text

Start: Every Tuesday, at approximately 6.30pm, the Queen of the United Kingdom has a private audience with her Prime Minister. It is not an obligation.

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End: One drawback to the yellow is that it stains more easily, and the chairs have needed several refreshments. According to household records, they were last re-upholstered in a yellow that almost matched the original on 13th January 1995.

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

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