The Diana Tapes


The true story of one of the greatest media scandals in British history - the publication of Andrew Morton's book about Princess Diana, 'Diana Her True Story in Her Own Words',  which ended her marriage and shook the monarchy to its core.
The Diana Tapes at Stockwell Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Stockwell Playhouse
Starts: Tuesday 26 June 2018
Closes: Friday 13 July 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins (no interval)
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


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).


Synopsis


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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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 26 June 2018

Press night:Tuesday 26 June 2018

Closes:Friday 13 July 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 4-00pm

Sunday - 6-00pm


Tickets


Standard:
£14

Concessions:
£12

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Cast


Ana Cristina Schuler (Diana, Pincess of Wales)

James Clements (Andrew Morton)

Jorge Morales Picó (James Colthurst)

Sam Hood Adrain (Michael O'Mara)


Creatives


Author: James Clements
Director: Wednesday Sue Derrico
Designer: Mairi MacIness
Sound: Adam Welsh, Jorge Morales Picó

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