Queen Anne at the Theatre Royal Haymarket


London theatre news: Friday 24 February 2017


London West End - Royal Shakespeare Company

Helen Edmundon's play exploring the little-known story of a monarch caught between friendship and duty is heading to London's West End from 30 June 2017.
Queen Anne at Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Following a critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2015-16, the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Queen Anne transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 30 June.


Emma Cunniffe (The Crucible, Great Expectations) returns as Queen Anne and is joined by Romola Garai (Suffragette, The Hour) as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough in Helen Edmundson's (The Heresy of Love) gripping play that explores the life of one of England's little known sovereigns who is torn between friendship and duty.


Queen Anne is directed by Natalie Abrahami (Happy Days) and plays for a strictly limited thirteen week season presented by TRH Productions, Scott Landis and Tulchin Bartner Productions.


Synopsis


1702.


William III is on the throne and England is on the verge of war.


Princess Anne is soon to become Queen, and her advisors vie for influence over the future monarch.


Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, a close friend with whom Anne has an intensely personal relationship, begins to exert increasing pressure as she pursues her own designs on power.


Contending with deceit and blackmail, Anne must decide where her allegiances lie, and whether to sacrifice her closest relationships for the sake of the country.


And here's a behind-the-scenes look at the play ...



Venue


Theatre Royal Haymarket,

Haymarket,

London.

SW1Y 4HT


Dates


30 June to 30 September 2017


Tickets


From £20

Buy tickets


Links

Royal Shakespeare Company

ActDrop listing for Queen Anne


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