Romola Garai and Emma Cunniffe will star in the West End transfer of the RSC’s Queen Anne.

Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch.

Romola Garai is best known for appearing in films such as ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Atonement’, ‘Vanity Fair’ and Suffragette. Her theatre credits include Calico, King Lear and The Seagull (RSC), The Village Bike (Royal Court), Three Sisters (Lyric Hammersmith), and Measure for Measure (Young Vic).

Emma Cunniffe’s stage credits include Tales from Hollywood (Donmar), Losing Louis (Hampstead/West End), Women Beware Women (RSC), Proof (Menier Chocolate Factory), and The Entertainer (Old Vic).

Written by Helen Edmundson and directed by Natalie Abrahami, Queen Anne opened to critical acclaim at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2015.

This new play explores the life of one of England’s little-known sovereigns and her intimate friendship with her childhood confidante Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough.

Queen Anne will play a limited thirteen week run from 30 June 2017 until 30 September 2017 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

The production follows the current RSC productions Much Ado About Nothing and Love Labour’s Lost which are currently running at the same venue.

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