The Interview
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The Interview
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The Interview London Reviews and Tickets

81%
(11 Ratings)
Positive
91%
Mixed
9%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the Show

A new play documenting the infamous 1995 interview between Princess Diana & Martin Bashir.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (4)

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53 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Resonant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in all things Diana

Don't see it if You think you’ve heard it all before

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
50
Slow, Dated, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a fan of anything about the Royal Family

Don't see it if You can't be bothered by anything about the Royal Family

14 Reviews | 0 Followers
88
Great writing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You would like to see very intelligent drama about princess Diana. Great stage and acting. Very moving

Don't see it if If you don’t like this story

19 Reviews | 1 Follower
80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if interested in the making, the unravelling and the censoring of Martin Bashir's 1995 Diana interview and what it says about how power works

Don't see it if you don't like a focus on psychology and motives as opposed to action on stage Read more

Critic Reviews (11)

BroadwayWorld
November 3rd, 2023

" 'The Interview' makes some interesting points on the morality of journalism but struggles to answer the very questions it asks."
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The London Evening Standard
November 2nd, 2023

“Obviously drama and journalism have different moral codes. But even as an absolutist republican I felt uncomfortable with Maitland exploiting the dead Diana to criticise her own son, and to spout glib, pseudo-profound points.”
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The Guardian (UK)
November 2nd, 2023

“This crisp, questioning and perhaps too light drama argues that it was much more than that by interrogating journalistic practice and drawing (not entirely convincing) associations with today’s fake news.”
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The Times (UK)
November 3rd, 2023

“With the audience seated on all four sides of the bare stage, Michael Fentiman’s production evokes the goldfish bowl ambience that turned so many members of the magic circle into spies and informers.”
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The Stage (UK)
November 2nd, 2023

“Director Michael Fentiman’s taut staging lends the piece the unsettled energy of a noir thriller...Ultimately, Maitland leaves it to the audience to judge whether Bashir was acting in the public interest, or simply in service to his own ambition.”
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Time Out London
November 6th, 2023

"It takes its subject seriously and tries to move beyond the black-and-white media takes. But in trying to make a good point it often forgets to be a good play. "
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The Arts Desk
November 4th, 2023

" 'The Interview’s' main contribution to our knowledge is a scene in which an BBC editor cuts some of Diana’s sharper opinions about royals such as the Queen Mother – and these cutting-room-floor details have a powerful charge."
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The Telegraph (UK)
November 2nd, 2023

“This, perhaps, is the problem at the heart of this intelligent but limited drama: it doesn’t really add much to the debate about the unstable nature of truth in a climate in which everyone is clamouring to have their say...Instead we’re left in Michael Fentiman’s artfully choreographed production with the sorry human fall-out of our own deathless fascination with Diana.”
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