NEWS: Royal Shakespeare Company’s Queen Anne to Transfer to the West End

It has been confirmed that the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Queen Anne will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 30th June. 

Romola Garai (Sarah, Duchess of Malborough) and Emma Cunniffe (Queen Anne) in Queen Anne. Credit Darren Bell.jpg.jpg
Romala Garai (Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough) and Emma Cunniffe (Queen Anne). (c)Darren Bell.

It was also confirmed that Romala Garai and Emma Cunniffe will be starring in this West End transfer, running at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 30th June until the 30th September.

Written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Natalie Abrahami, Queen Anne explores the life of one of England’s little known monarchs.

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.

Tickets for the transfer will go on sale to the public on the 13th February.

Romala Garai will play Sarah, the Duchess of Marlborough. She is best known for her roles in films such as Atonement and I Capture a Castle. Her previous stage credits include Calico Village Bike (Royal Court Theatre) and Measure for Measure (Young Vic Theatre).

Meanwhile, Emma Cunniffe will play Queen Anne. Her stage work includes performances in Tales from Hollywood (Donmar), Losing Louis (Hampstead/West End), Women Beware Women (RSC) and  Proof (Menier Chocolate Factory).

Helen Edmundson’s plays include Mother Teresa is Dead, (Royal Court), Mary Shelley,(Shared Experience at The Tricycle and on tour), and The Heresy of Love (RSC). She is currently working on a new play commissioned by the National Theatre.

Queen Anne will appear at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 30th June until the 30th September.  To book tickets visit:, Discount, Theatre Tickets, Theatre and UK

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