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.
A Princess Undone at Park Theatre

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 of Felicity Dean starring in A Princess Undone at the Park Theatre

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.


Synopsis


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.


Cast


Felicity Dean - Princess Margaret

Alexander Knox - Tristan Peel

Richard Stirling - William Tallon

Patrick Toomey - John Bindon


Creatives


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


Venue


Park Theatre - Park 90

Clifton Terrace

Finsbury Park

London N4 3JP


Dates


20 February to 17 March 2018

Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7.45pm

Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3.15pm


Tickets


Young Patrons

20 - 27 Feb

Tickets £10*


Prices*

Previews £14.50

Standard £18

Concessions £16.50


Child (Under 16) £13*


*Subject to availability (T&Cs apply).


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