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Helen Mirren Issues a Royal Decree to Parade Drummers: "Shut the F— Up"

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A group of street drummers inadvertently interrupted a performance of Peter Morgan’s play The Audience at London’s Gielgud Theatre over the weekend — and star Helen Mirren decided she wasn’t going to stand for it.

According to Mirren, who’s playing Queen Elizabeth in the play, the drumming got so loud outside the theater during the first half of the performance Saturday night that the actors couldn’t hear each other on stage and the audience couldn’t hear anything at all, Britain’s Daily Telegraph reports. So, during the play’s intermission, Mirren stormed off the stage and out of the theater in full costume to give the drummers a piece of her mind.

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