Queen Anne

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Queen Anne will be transferring to the West End this June.

The limited run will be staged at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London for 13 weeks starting from 30th June. 

The production will run until 30th September and tickets are on sale now.

Summary and Casting

Queen Anne takes place in the year 1702, when William III is on the throne and England is on the verge of war.

Princess Anne is soon to become Queen and her advisors compete for influence over her.

Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, a close friend of Anne, begins to put increasing pressure on Anne as she pursues her own designs for power.

Audiences will watch as Anne decides where her alliances lie and whether to sacrifice her closest relationships for the sake of the country.


The role of Queen Anne will be played by Emma Cunniffe whose stage work includes Tales from Hollywood, Losing Louis and Women Beware Woman. She has also had TV roles in programmes such as Waterloo Road, Midsomer Murders and Coronation Street.

Romola Garai will be playing the role of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. Romola is best known for appearing in films such as Amazing Grace, Atonement and Vanity Fair.

The play will also star Jonathan Christie, Michael Fenton-Stevens, James Garnon, Richard Hope, Hywell Morgan, Beth Park, and Carl Prokopp.

The play is written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Natalie Abrahami.

Royal Shakespeare Company

Queen Anne originally opened at The Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2015.

The Royal Shakespeare Company works at creating artistic programmes each year which reflect the works of Shakespeare as well as more contemporary writers.

For more information, visit www.RSCQueenAnne.com