Opens 25 Jun 2018
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The true story of one of the greatest ever media scandals - the publication of Andrew Morton's book "Princess Diana, Her True Story in Her Own Words" which ended her marriage and shook the British Monarchy to its core. The Diana Tapes is 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. 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.