The cast of Dame Helen Mirren's West End play will pay tribute to late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during Monday night's (08Apr13) show in the hours after her death.

The play features Mirren as Queen Elizabeth Ii and focuses on the monarch's dealings with the British prime ministers who have served during her reign.

It features actress Haydn Gwynne as Thatcher, and it has now emerged there will be a tribute to the late politician at the beginning of Monday night's performance at London's Gielgud Theatre.

The play's writer Peter Morgan will be stepping up to talk about Thatcher, according to, while The Stage theatre critic Mark Shenton writes in a post on, "Tonight's performance of The Audience, in which Thatcher features, is going ahead. Playwright Peter Morgan will make a speech before."