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- 14 September 2018 - 6 October 2018
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Created with original Shakespeare text, Jeanie O’Hare retells The Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the extraordinary Margaret of Anjou.
“This lady excelled all others, as well in beauty and favour, as in wit and policy, and was of stomach more like a man than a woman” (Holinshed Chronicles 1577)
Hungry for power and angered by their King, the men of Henry VI’s court plot and scheme against each other. As the King wavers and the factions split, Queen Margaret is determined to hold on to power and protect the crown that will one day belong to her son.
Elizabeth Freestone directs this captivating exploration of an iconic moment of British history, from the viewpoint of this dangerous and thrilling woman.
Jade Anouka is a 2017 Screen International star of tomorrow & Evening Standard rising star. Her impressive theatre credits include COVER MY TRACKS (Old Vic); SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY (Donmar Warehouse/Kings Cross); SLUG, (Nabokov); DR FAUSTUS (West End); HENRY IV, JULIUS CAESAR (Donmar Warehouse & St Ann's Warehouse, New York); SO HERE WE ARE (Royal Exchange/HighTide). She has recently been seen in the ITV drama TRAUMA alongside Adrian Lester and John Simm. Later this Autumn she will star in ITV’s drama CLEANING UP alongside Sheridan Smith.
Jeanie O’Hare is Director of New Work Development at The Public Theatre in New York. She was Chair of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama from 2012-16, and Company Dramaturg for the Royal Shakespeare Company for seven years.
The creative development of QUEEN MARGARET has been generously supported by The Peter Henriques Foundation.
- Event Information
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Friday 14 September - Saturday 6 October 2018
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm
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RUNNING TIME: 3 Hours (Including 20 minutes interval)
TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £18.50
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BOOK TICKETS: Book Online or call the Box Office on 0161 833 9833
- Creative Team
DIRECTOR Elizabeth Freestone
DESIGNER Amanda Stoodley
LIGHTING DESIGNER Johanna Town
SOUND DESIGNER/ COMPOSER Adrienne Quartly
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Vicki Manderson
FIGHT DIRECTOR Kenan Ali
VOICE COACH Collette Murray
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Lucy Curtis
CASTING DIRECTORS Jerry Knight-Smith CDG & Vicky Richardson
The creative development of QUEEN MARGARET has been generously supported by The Peter Henriques Foundation
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