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.
Helen Edmundson's (The Heresy of Love, 2012) gripping play explores the little known story of a monarch caught between friendship and duty. Directed by Natalie Abrahami, Emma Cunniffe reprises the role of Queen Anne. Romola Garai (King Lear and The Seagull, 2007) returns to the Company to play the Duchess of Marlborough.
Queen Anne played in the Swan Theatre in 2015-16 and now transfers to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London from 30 June - 30 September 2017.
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