Casting is now complete for Helen Edmundson's Queen Anne, which played the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2015 and will reopen at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a 13-week limited run beginning June 30.
Directed by Natalie Abrahami, the production will officially open July 10 and continue through September 30.
As previously reported, Romola Garai and Emma Cunniffe star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and the eponymous monarch, respectively. New additions include Daisy Ashford as Lady Clarendon, Sheena Bhattessa as Lady Somerset, Gabrielle Brooks as Jezebel and Lady Russell, Dave Fishley as King William III and Groom, Jonny Glynn as Jonathan Swift, Chu Omambala as John Churchill, and Sid Sagar as Samuel Masham and Inns of Court Singer.
They join the previously announced Jonathan Christie (Arthur Maynwaring), Michael Fenton Stevens (Dr. John Radcliffe), James Garnon (Robert Harley), Richard Hope (Sidney Godolphin), Hywel Morgan (Prince George), Beth Park (Abigail Hill), and Carl Prekopp (Daniel Defoe).
The play explores the life of one of England’s little-known sovereigns and her intimate friendship with her childhood confidante Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough. The reign of Queen Anne saw the rise of the free press as well as the Act of Union between England and Scotland.
Tickets are now on general sale at RSCQueenAnne.com.