Monday, May 6, 2013

Helen Mirren storms out of theatre dressed as the Queen to rebuke noisy drummers (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

Silence for the queen, please.

A troupe of street drummers got a shock when Helen Mirren, dressed as the Queen, emerged from a London theatre to berate them for disrupting her show.

Mirren is starring in The Audience, a drama about the weekly meetings between the queen and Britain’s prime ministers over her 60-year reign.

Mirren told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that she used less-than-royal language in the rant during the intermission of Saturday’s performance.

“I’m afraid there were a few ‘thespian’ words used,” Mirren was quoted as saying Monday. “They got a very stern royal ticking off but I have to say they were very sweet and they stopped immediately.

“I felt rotten, but on the other hand they were destroying our performance so something had to be done.”

The drummers were marching through London’s West End to promote As One in the Park, a gay music festival being held later this month.


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