Inna Churikova tried on the crown of Queen Elizabeth


Инна Чурикова примерила на себя корону королевы Елизаветы
The people’s actress has changed beyond recognition.

Инна Чурикова примерила на себя корону королевы Елизаветы

Inna Churikova in the play “the Audience”

Credit: courtesy of the organizers (Vladimir Vasilchikov)

Inna Churikova was the brunette, and tried on the crown and ceremonial gowns of Queen Elizabeth II. It happened in the theatre of Nations “the Audience” on the play by English playwright Peter Morgan — a great connoisseur of the traditions of the British Royal house (in particular, he wrote the screenplay of the film “the Queen” and the series “Crown”).

A play about Victoria Second Morgan wrote 2013. The first performer of the title role in the London production became the famous Helen Mirren (late in the play it was replaced by Kristin Scott Thomas). For this work, Mirren was awarded the Laurence Olivier. Two years later, already for performance in this role on Broadway, Helen received the award “Tony”.

The playwright gave his consent to production of his plays on the Russian stage only once visited Moscow and saw Inna Churikova in the play Gleb Panfilov. “Inna — be my Queen!”— exclaimed Morgan. And then, while still in Moscow, Panfilov together with sat for the adaptation of the play, focusing on the events related to Russia.

Инна Чурикова примерила на себя корону королевы Елизаветы

Inna Churikova in the play “the Audience”

Credit: courtesy of the organizers (Kirill Ponomarev)

Spouse Inna Mikhailovna was also the Director of the show, which will be premiered in late April with the support of the Charity Foundation Alisher Usmanov. The producer of the show was the actress’s son Ivan (Panfilov, Jr., eight years ago, he organized in London a company “Elephant production”, which implements projects in the field of culture). And her role as Margaret Thatcher in “the Audience” will be performed by actress Galina Tyurina.

Инна Чурикова примерила на себя корону королевы Елизаветы

Inna Churikova in the play “the Audience”

Credit: courtesy of the organizers (Kirill Ponomarev)

Artistic Director of the Theater of Nations Yevgeny Mironov admitted that he had long wanted to stage his theater came Inna: “of Course, the important stuff. The play “the Audience” gives the opportunity to see the great Inna Mikhailovna in all its glory her unique talent — there is also humor, and psychological depth, and a woman’s destiny, and, of course, the possibility of rapid transformation — a real gift for a great actress”.

Inna Churikova in the play “the Audience”

Credit: courtesy of the organizers (Kirill Ponomarev)



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