Following its run in New York, the London premiere of The Diana Tapes by James Clements will take place at the Stockwell Playhouse from the 25th June until the 13th July.
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.
The production, directed by Wednesday Sue Derrico is co-produced by New York-based What Will the Neighbors Say? company and Stockwell Playhouse and wil play in New York from 24th May until the 10th June before transferring to London.
The Diana Tapes was first workshopped at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was also shortlisted for the Holden Street Theatre Award.
Casting for the production is set to include Ana Cristina Schuler (Diana, Pincess of Wales), James Clements (Andrew Morton), Jorge Morales Picó (James Colthurst) and Sam Hood Adrain (Michael O’Mara).
The Diana Tapes will play at Stockwell Playhouse from the 25th June until the 13th July. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.stockwellph.com/upcoming-shows/2018/2/16/the-diana-tapes