Queen Anne

Queen Anne

Helen Edmundson

Helen Edmundson’s gripping new play exploring the little known story of a monarch caught between friendship and duty. It played in the Swan Theatre from November 2015 to January 2016.

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 new play explored the little known story of a monarch caught between friendship and duty was directed by Natalie Abrahami (Happy Days, Young Vic 2014).