The actress is set to star as Princess Diana in the world premiere of Jonathan Maitland ‘s play at The Park Theatre.

(c) Michael Wharley

This first look image of Yolanda Kettle as Princess Diana in The Interview has been released ahead of the production’s world premiere at The Park Theatre from the 27th October until the 25th November.

The production is being presented by Original Theatre in association with The Park Theatre and directed by Michael Fentiman.  

On the 20th of November 1995 the BBC broadcast an interview between Princess Diana and Martin Bashir.

It was watched by hundreds of millions worldwide. But now, it is said, the interview has no legitimacy. Is it right that the way it came about has overshadowed what it was meant to be?

As well as Yolanda Kettle as Princess Diana, the cast also includes: Tibu Fortes as Martin Bashir, Matthew Flynn as Paul and Naomi Frederick as Luciana.

The creative Team is completed by Set and Costume Designer Sami Fendall, Lighting Designer Emily Irish, Sound Designer and Composer Barnaby Race, Costume Supervisor Logan Kelly, Production Manager Andreas Ayling, Wig Designer Susanna Peretz, Wigs Supervisor Pedro Paiva. The Stage Manager on Book is Kanoko Shimizu and Assistant Stage Manager is Paulina Krauss. The Interview is produced by Steven Atkinson for Original Theatre.  

Talking about the production, writer Jonathan Maitland said: “The things that led to the famous interview and the events that came after it revealed much about our country and its institutions. It’s definitely the stuff of drama and I can’t wait to see our superb cast and brilliant director Michael Fentiman bring it all to life.” 

Meanwhile, Director Michael Fentiman said: “It’s a great pleasure to be directing Jonathan Maitland’s play The Interview at Park Theatre this Autumn. It’s an opportunity to return to a theatre I have very fond memories of after my production of Joe Orton’s Loot there in 2017. It’s an added bonus that I get to work with a theatre company in Original Theatre, who I have long admired as a tireless and vital part of the UK’s new work ecology. Jonathan Maitland is a writer of great integrity and bravery and it’s been an honour to be trusted with his play.” 

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