“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.
Created with original Shakespeare text, Jeanie O’Hare retells The Wars of the Roses through the eyes of the extraordinary Margaret of Anjou. Elizabeth Freestone directs Jade Anouka (Evening Standard Rising Star, JULIUS JAESAR and TRAUMA) in this captivating exploration of an iconic moment of British history, from the viewpoint of this dangerous and thrilling woman.