Image: What Will the Neighbors Say?
The Diana Tapes, a co-production between New York-based What Will the Neighbors Say? company and Stockwell Playhouse, will get its New York premiere at HERE (145 6th Avenue) from May 24 - June 10 before transfering to London.
It was first workshopped at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was also shortlisted for the Holden Street Theatre Award. Subsequent workshop runs in Providence, New York and Toronto were met with acclaim, with critics calling the production "intricate and compelling, (BroadwayWorld) "entrancing," (Motif ) "tense and provocative," (The Providence Journal ) and "timely and relevant"
(Mooney on Theatre).
Based on the real transcripts from the Princess's tapes, the show moves between Morton's office, the sitting room where the Princess recorded her darkest secrets onto audio cassettes, and the dingy West London cafe where one of her best friends surreptitiously handed them over.
The subterfuge and deception are brought to a scorching climax that changed celebrity, privacy, and the Windsor family forever.
The question remains: who was the victim, and who the victor?
The production gives voice to a woman so often defined by images and archetypes, and instead presents her complex and multifaceted reality.
It tells her story in her own words.
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London SW8 2JU
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday - 4-00pm
Sunday - 6-00pm
Ana Cristina Schuler (Diana, Pincess of Wales)
James Clements (Andrew Morton)
Jorge Morales Picó (James Colthurst)
Sam Hood Adrain (Michael O'Mara)
Author: James Clements
Director: Wednesday Sue Derrico
Designer: Mairi MacIness
Sound: Adam Welsh, Jorge Morales Picó