Full Cast for Queen Anne’s West End Transfer Announced

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the full cast for the West End transfer of RSC Queen Anne at Theatre Royal Haymarket. This new production will begin showing on 30th June 2017.

Producers previously revealed that Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough while Emma Cunniffe plays Queen Anne. Jonathan Christie, Michael Fenton Stevens, James Garnon, Richard Hope, Hywel Morgan, Beth Park, and Carl Prekopp were also initially casted for the production.

Joining them are Daisy Ashford as Lady Clarendon, Sheena Bhattessa as Lady Somerset, Gabrielle Brooks, Dave Fishley, Jonny Glynn, Chu Omambala, and Sid Sagar.

RSC Queen Anne follows the story of Queen Anne in 1702. Soon to become a monarch, Anne’s advisers contend to gain their influence over her. Meanwhile, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, who is also a close friend of Anne, starts to exert increasing pressure as she chases her own designs on power. With all the deceit and blackmail, Anne must decide where her allegiances lie and whether to sacrifice her closest relationships for the sake of the country.

Daisy Ashford on Queen Anne
Daisy Ashford stars as Lady Clarendon on Royal Shakespeare Company’s Queen Anne at Royal Theatre Haymarket. Photo courtesy of RSCQueenAnne.com.

Meet the cast of Queen Anne

Prior to starring on Queen Anne, Emma Cunniffe has also performed on Tales from HollywoodLosing Louis, and Women Beware.

Romola Garai is best known for her appearance in films such as Amazing GraceAtonementVanity Fair, and Suffragette. Her other theatre credits include CalicoKing LearThe Seagull, and more.

After training at LAMDA, Daisy Ashford has performed on Love for LoveThe Middlemarch Trilogy, and Adam Bede. She has also appeared on various TV series such as WallanderSpotless, and Bonekickers; as well as on films including Jack RyanCaptain America, and The Sweeter Side of Life.

Sheena Bhattessa has starred in other theatre productions such as Romeo and Juliet; My Generation; and the Olivier Award-nominated The Great Game: Afghanistan. Her film and TV appearances include CanariesLove Aoj KalRansomMidsomer Murders, and EastEnders.