Queen Anne

Queen Anne $14.99

Helen Edmundson

Published by Nick Hern Books

Large Mixed Cast
Who can Anne turn to when even her most trusted friends seem bent on pursuing power?

It's 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

Queen Anne was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2015



"Helen Edmundson's enthralling enjoyable new play about power and betrayal between women, as well as the viper's nest of Jacobite plotting at the court, provides two absolutely terrific female roles ... There's a particularly fine scene between the childless, forlorn Anne and the newly pregnant pretender to her affection, Abigail, that sets up a marriage meltdown with the Churchills and a chilling climax of rejection" ~

"Helen Edmundson's richly textured, modern history play brilliantly evokes the political energies of a reign unfamiliar to most people, and turns them into a truly compelling drama ... This gradual unravelling of a friendship and love turned sour crackles with memorable moments ... lavish ... exquisite ... perfect" ~The Stage

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