About Queen Anne
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.
Emma Cunniffe returns as QUEEN ANNE and is joined by Romola Garai as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough in Helen Edmundson’s gripping play that explores the life of one of England’s little known sovereigns who is torn between friendship and duty.
2hrs 30min (including interval)