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Queen Anne

The Royal Shakespeare Company brings its critically-acclaimed production of Queen Anne to the West End following a sell-out run in Stratford-upon-Avon.

A new play by Helen Edmundson (The Clearing, The Heresy of Love), Queen Anne tells the story of one of England’s lesser-known royals and her close relationship with childhood friend Sarah, the Duchess of Marlborough. William III is on the throne, England is facing war and Princess Anne is on the verge of being queen. As those around her fight for influence, Anne must decide whether even her closest confidante can be trusted.

A beautifully nuanced production, Queen Anne is directed by Natalie Abrahami (Happy Days) and stars Emma Cunniffe (Tales from Hollywood, Proof) as Anne and Romola Garai (Suffragette, Atonement) as Sarah.

Sparkling with powerful moments, this striking new play takes a compelling look at love turned sour. Coming to London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited 13-week run, book your tickets to the RSC’s Queen Anne today!

Read more about Queen Anne on our blog.

★★★★★ 'As regal and captivating as the best historical royal dramas' - Radio Times 
★★★★ 'An enticing glimpse of the passion behind the politics' - The Times
★★★★ 'A real summer treat' - Evening Standard


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Good To Know

Queen Anne is directed by Natalie Abrahami (Happy Days) and plays for a strictly limited thirteen week season presented by TRH Productions, Scott Landis and Tulchin Bartner Productions.

*** Patrons in the Gallery should be aware that seating is on cushioned wooden benches Gallery - please note there are 65 steps up to this level.

When Can I Go

Fri 30 June – Sat 30 September 2017 (13 week limited run)

Monday 7.30pm

Tuesday 7.30pm

Wednesday 7.30pm

Thursday 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Friday 7.30pm

Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30pm


18 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HT

Where Do I Go

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT. 

By Tube: Piccadilly Circus; Leicester Square or Charing Cross Tube Station

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email. Please print this email and bring it with you and present to the Box Office. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show.

Theatre Royal Haymarket

18 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HT

Latest customer reviews

  • Superb production!

    16 August 2017

    This was an absolutely brilliant production. Fantastic performances from all the actors, the actress playing Queen Anne was simply superb. Wonderful sets, costumes, atmosphere. One of the best plays I have seen!

    Annelise Goodsir Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Great historical play

    16 August 2017

    This was a great play - brilliantly acted by the two female leads and the ensemble. A very interesting period of history excellently brought to life and the relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill was vividly brought to life.

    Lizzie Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Fab show

    16 August 2017

    Great show, very interesting to learn more about one of the least known Queens. Very well acted and set was fantastic.

    Issy Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Powerful and accurate history play

    15 August 2017

    Last night I saw the powerful, and extremely well acted, history play, the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Queen Anne. The work centered on the intense relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill, First Duchess of Marlborough. Initially, they were very close as Sarah and her husband, John, guided many of Anne's actions. When Anne came more into her own and began to make decisions herself, Sarah reacted negatively. Finally, she went too far and was thrown out of Court. This happened despite the fact that her husband, The first Duke of Marlborough and a capable soldier, led England to some of its greatest victories over the French including the Battle of Blenheim. The Churchills were rewarded with Blenheim Place outside Oxford, that I visited earlier. The palace was where Winston Churchill spent much of his boyhood. It was interesting to learn the back story not reported on that site. Eventually, both Sarah and John had to flee to Europe and did not return to complete the palace until after Anne's death. John died first and Sarah completed it in its grandeur to honor him and her ambition, but the excess was controversial in its day. Sarah's diary gave Anne a bad reputation that lasted for years but more recent historians have recognized Anne's contribution to the rise of prosperity and the arts that occurred during her reign. I fact checked every detail in the Wikipedia and its seems that all the side plots and main events are completely accurate.

    Bill Ives Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • "A fascinating history play with uncanny modern parallels"

    The Telegraph

  • "Romola Garai and Emma Cunniffe shine in this intelligent hit play from the Royal Shakespeare Company"

    Evening Standard

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