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A fascinating history play with uncanny modern parallels

Queen Anne opened at the Royal Haymarket in the West End earlier this month, and has been receiving some exceptional reviews. The play, which features Winterson’s actress, Daisy Ashford, has been reviewed through the national and industry press, and we have selected a few publications for you here.

“A fascinating history play with uncanny modern parallels… it throws up uncanny modern parallels too in showing the monarch dismayed by party political in-fighting, contemplating stretched national finances and shuddering at potentially hazardous isolation from the Continent.”
–Dominic Cavendish, Telegraph

“Helen Edmundson’s account of the power struggle between the pious monarch and her ambitious friend Sarah Churchill is a rousing hymn to female agency.”
–Michael Billington, The Guardian

“A real summer treat all round… in this intelligent hit play from the Royal Shakespeare Company.”
–Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard

A huge congratulations to Daisy and the entire team, and it’s great to see such a strong female cast take to the stage in what is still a hugely male dominated arena. The show runs at the Royal Haymarket until the end of September and you can find out more information about it here.