Further casting announced for the RSC's Queen Anne at Theatre Royal Haymarket

RSC's production comes to London.

Romola Garai and Emma Cunniffe. Photo by Marco Giovannini

Further casting has been announced for the RSC's upcoming West End production of Queen Anne by Helen Edmundson which runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season from 30 June to 30 September 2017, with an official openig on 10 July.

Queen Anne explores the life of one of England’s little-known sovereigns and her intimate 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.

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough with Emma Cunniffe as Queen Anne, alongside the previously announced Jonathan Christie (Arthur Maynwaring), Michael Fenton Stevens (Dr John Radcliffe), James Garnon (Robert Harley), Richard Hope (Sidney Godolphin), Hywel Morgan (Prince George), Beth Park (Abigail Hill) and Carl Prekopp (Daniel Defoe).

They will be joined by Daisy Ashford (Lady Clarendon), Sheena Bhattessa (Lady Somerset), Gabrielle Brooks (Jezebel and Lady Russell), Dave Fishley (King William III and Groom), Jonny Glynn (Jonathan Swift), Chu Omambala (John Churchill) and Sid Sagar (Samuel Masham and Inns of Court Singer).

The play originally opened at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2015. It is produced in the West End by TRH Productions, Scott Landis, Tulchin Bartner Productions and Zeilinger Productions.

Queen Anne tickets are now on sale.

 

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