Queen Margaret – The ‘discovered’ Shakespeare play

Queen Margaret by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jeanie O’Hare

Shakespeare wrote more words for Margaret of Anjou than any other woman across all his plays. Margaret appears in Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3 and Richard III. This production takes her out of the four plays and follows the arc of her life in England, her arrival as a French bride, her involvement in the scheming in Henry VI’s court to her running the country, then becoming a mother and leader of the Lancastrian army.
First performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in September 2018, Queen Margaret is written by Jeannie O’Hare, using Shakespeare’s original lines alongside new text, retelling the Wars of the Roses through Margaret of Anjou’s eyes.