Queen Anne RSC

Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Synopsis

It is the turn of the Theatre Royal Haymarket to stage this production of the Royal Shakespeare Company in June. Queen Anne played at the RSC’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and now heads to the West End with Emma Cunniffe playing the titular monarch in Helen Edmundson’s compelling script.

Ramola Garai stars alongside her as Sarah, the Duchess of Cambridge, with Natalie Abrahami directing. Their efforts will bring to the stage a story about a power struggle that takes London theatregoers back to the 18th century and introduces them to a range of historical figures that held power during a time of great change for the country.

Writer Helen Edmundson has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company on numerous occasions, including as their Associate Artist, and penned the play The Heresy Of Love for the company. Her other credits include Mother Teresa at the Royal Court Theatre and the television film An Inspector Calls.

For Queen Anne she presents a story that opens at the beginning of the 18th century with William III still on the throne. It is 1702 and Anne is waiting in the wings, with a time of great change ahead for the country (the Act of Union that brought Scotland and England together occurred during her reign in 1707) and as her time of power looms there are many around her wanting a slice of the pie. Amongst them is someone close to her – Sarah, the Duchess of Cambridge – and it is clear that Anne has a tough decision to make in regards to whom she can trust.

Queen Anne runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End.

Booking From: Tuesday, 26th September 2017

Booking Until: Saturday, 30th September 2017

Venue Information

Theatre Royal Haymarket
8 Haymarket
London
London
SW1Y 4HT

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