Rehearsal images have been released for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Queen Anne. The production stars Romola Garai as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and Emma Cunniffe as Queen Anne.
After originally opening at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2015, Queen Anne will transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket for a thirteen week limited run from 30 June until 30 September, with a press night on 10 July.
Written by Helen Edmundson (The Heresy of Love, RSC) and directed by Natalie Abrahami (Happy Days, Young Vic), this gripping new play explores the life of one of England’s little-known sovereigns and her friendship with her childhood confidante Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. A timely production for turbulent political climes, the reign of Queen Anne saw the rise of the free press as well as the Act of Union between England and Scotland.
The full cast of Queen Anne includes: Daisy Ashford (Lady Clarendon), Sheena Bhattessa (Lady Somerset), Gabrielle Brooks (Jezebel), Jonathan Christie (Arthur Maynwaring), Emma Cunniffe (Queen Anne), Michael Fenton Stevens (Dr John Radcliffe), Dave Fishley (King William III), Romola Garai (Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough), James Garnon (Robert Harley), Jonny Glynn (Jonathan Swift), Richard Hope (Sydney Godolphin), Hywel Morgan (Prince George), Chu Omambala (John Churchill) Beth Park (Abigail Hill), Carl Prekopp (Daniel Defoe) and Sid Sagar (Samuel Masham). Mark Charles, Daniel Daszek-Green and Kwame Kandekore will share the role of Jack Churchill.
TRH Productions, Scott Landis, Tulchin Bartner Productions and Zeilinger Productions present the Royal Shakespeare Company Production of
Written by Helen Edmundson
Directed by Natalie Abrahami
Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
30 June – 30 September 2017