ARTS Pick: The Audience

Behind-the-scenes political dealings are revealed as Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) takes confidential meetings in the National Theatre’s broadcast of The Audience. Publicity photo Behind-the-scenes political dealings are revealed as Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) takes confidential meetings in the National Theatre’s broadcast of The Audience. Publicity photo

From the Oscars to the Oliviers to the Tonys, the performance world can’t throw enough awards at Dame Helen Mirren for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. The legendary actress reprises her royal role in the National Theatre’s encore HD screening of The Audience, an original West End play that draws back the curtain on her majesty’s top secret meetings with over half a century’s worth of prime ministers, from Winston Churchill to David Cameron.

Thursday 6/25. $10.50-14.50, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.