Sex, drama and a royal damp squib: QUENTIN LETTS reviews Queen Anne at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket

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How yet of a sad pudding was Queen Anne (d. 1714) and did she rearing a sultry tendresse for Sarah General, later Duchess of Marlborough, which resulted in the magnificent Sarah acquiring undue national power?

Those are the questions asked by Helen Edmundson’s Ruler Anne which, originally seen in Stratford-upon-County, has moved to the West End for three months. 

The creation proves less gripping than the contents matter. It is blighted by odd casting and any discordant writing, yet the evening is not without its quality.

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