The Audience


Queen Elizabeth II

Mary Young

Young Elizabeth

Mary Donathan

John Major

Patrick Foster

Winston Churchill

Rich McCoy

Harold Wilson

Dennis Rendleman

Bobo MacDonald

Nancy Cole

Gordon Brown

Chuck McCue

Anthony Eden

Troy Kemp

Tony Blair

Greg Floyd

David Cameron

Mike Krcil

Margaret Thatcher

Cynda Wrightsman



Joe-Michael Jackson
Ginny Racette


Julie Staley


Rene Blank

Wig Master

James Lathim


Aaron Duncan

Light Technicians

Kevin Zepp, Daniel Bonn

Sound Technician

Aaron Duncan


Kevin Zepp


Laura Richter

The Audience
October 1-3 & 8-10, 2021

Written by

Peter Morgan

Directed by

Joe-Michael Jackson, Ginny Racette and Julie Staley

Produced by

Julie Staley


Spencer Theatre Company presents “The Audience.” For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said, not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. This play was the inspiration for the popular TV series THE CROWN.


The Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 South Sixth Street,
Springfield, Illinois 62701

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