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The Diana Tapes

From 63 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow

About the show

With the 20th anniversary of the Princess’s untimely death upon us, this new drama explores the subterfuge and deception which lead to a scorching climax and changed celebrity, privacy, and the Windsor family forever. More…

'The Diana Tapes' moves swiftly between Morton’s office, the sitting room where the Princess recorded her darkest secrets onto cassettes, and the dingy West London cafe where one of her best friends surreptitiously handed them over. This play allows us to consider the role of the media in our cultural institutions and governing bodies, and the impact it has on our perceptions, then and now.


Member Reviews (63)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow

40
Disappointing, Awful staging, Intriguing story, Bad accents, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested enough in Princess Diana that you will see literally anything about her.

Don't see it if You want a put-together show with some semblance of an ending. Also, at least a quarter of the running time was spent on moving furniture

39
Banal, Disappointing

See it if You don't mind an early draft of a potentially interesting show.

Don't see it if You want a professional show. The costumes, acting, accents and writing comes across as Jr. high school level.

49
Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Confusing, Banal

See it if you want a play that's going to nowhere.

Don't see it if Just don't see it.


May 27th, 2018
"Mr. Clements’ treatment of these events is straightforward and confirms existing perceptions of these figures...That there are no surprises or fresh insights could be overcome if the production had vitality but it doesn’t...The alluring Ana Cristina Schuler is a winningly credible Diana...The sa...
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May 30th, 2018
"The one-act makes for an enjoyable evening. Obviously it takes skill to recreate Diana..The ensemble pulls it off in the end...The inherent structural challenge with trying to make a thriller out of a history play is that we already know how the story ends...I’m hesitant to say that the play add...
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May 29th, 2018
"This production is amateurish and makes ninety minutes seem more like 3 hours. Part of this is due to the direction by Wednesday Sue Derrico...The events are straightforward, but it is hard to follow, as this seems more like a student production. None of the actors are old enough...Only the ligh...
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May 29th, 2018
"For those unfamiliar with her entire story, Clements teases out an interesting view into Diana…‘The Diana Tapes’ asks intriguing questions, but falters from a lack of intensity...The taped conversations and interaction between friends Colthurst and Diana are key…The characterization did not mani...
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