A Princess Undone - Park Theatre
Tuesday 23 January 2018
Off-West End - Shows
Final casting is announced for the London premiere of A Princess Undone, starring Felicity Dean as HRH The Princess Margaret, at Park Theatre from 20 February to 17 March 2018.
Photo: Ken Griffiths archive
The London premiere of Richard Stirling's A Princess Undone will be at the Park Theatre from 20 February until 17 March 2018, playing in the venue's Park 90 theatre.
Inspired by real events, the show aims to shed some new light on 'the last real princess'.
Jonny Kelly will be directing the show and he's just announced final casting.
Felicity Dean leads as HRH The Princess Margaret, with rising young actor Alexander Knox (It Is Easy To Be Dead) as Tristan Peel, the play's author Richard Stirling as the Queen Mother's butler William Tallon (aka 'Backstairs Billy'), and Patrick Toomey (RSC) as the infamous John Bindon (more about him can be discovered here).
Photo: Felicity Dean
Felicity Dean has co-starred on screen with some of the world's leading actors, in The Prince and the Pauper, Mike Leigh's Who's Who, Joseph Losey's Steaming (Vanessa Redgrave), Revolution (Al Pacino) and The Whistle Blower (Michael Caine).
In 1982, she created the role of Annie in CP Taylor's Good (London and Broadway) for the RSC, for whom she also appeared in Twelfth Night (Olivia), Jonathan Miller's The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca) and The Churchill Play.
For the National Theatre: John Gabriel Borkman (Richard Eyre, with Paul Scofield, Vanessa Redgrave and Eileen Atkins) and Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia (Trevor Nunn).
Other major theatre: Masha in Three Sisters (Birmingham Rep, with Charles Dance; Critics Guild Award nomination), Donna Elvira in Don Juan (Lyric, Hammersmith), Pamela Harriman in Swimming at the Ritz (tour) and Jonathan Miller's gala King Lear (Old Vic, with Joss Ackland, Michael York and Greta Scacchi).
Television: starring roles in Rebecca West's The Birds Fall Down, Guinevere in The Legend of King Arthur, The Far Pavilions, Lynda La Plante's Trial & Retribution, Persuasion, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells and recently as the title role in the docu-drama Elizabeth I.
If you're unfamiliar with the British royal family, you can find out more about the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon on this Wikipedia page.
Kensington Palace, 1993.
She was the Diana of her day.
That day has gone, but HRH The Princess Margaret seeks one final chance to be of service.
Acquiring potentially sensational letters from Charles and Diana, she means to burn the evidence.
But there are other papers, relating to Margaret herself.
And when an ex-gangster admirer returns from her past, the Queen's sister has the choice to make or break her family yet again.
Inspired by actual events.
Felicity Dean - Princess Margaret
Alexander Knox - Tristan Peel
Richard Stirling - William Tallon
Patrick Toomey - John Bindon
Author: Richard Stirling
Director: Jonny Kelly
Set designer: Norman Coates
Costume designer: Boo Williams
Sound: Gareth Mcleod
Production: Entico Ltd in association with Park Theatre
Park Theatre - Park 90
London N4 3JP
20 February to 17 March 2018
Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7.45pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3.15pm
20 - 27 Feb
Child (Under 16) £13*
*Subject to availability (T&Cs apply).
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