The Diana Tapes
by James Clements
Photography by Pablo Calderón Santiago
This tense thriller presents the true story of one of the greatest media scandals in British history – the publication of Andrew Morton's book about Diana, Princess of Wales, which ended her marriage and shook the monarchy to its core. The show moves 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. 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?
Developed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016 at theSpace @ Niddry St.
Workshopped at IRT Theatre in New York City
Toured to SEG Hub in Providence, Rhode Island, Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto, Stockwell Playhouse in London
Premiered at HERE in New York City
THE DIANA TAPES
Written by James Clements
Featuring Sam Hood Adrain, James Clements, Jorge Morales Picó, and Ana Cristina da Silva
Directed by Wednesday Sue Derrico
Set, Props, and Costumes by Mairi MacIness (Fringe, Providence, IRT, Toronto), Madeline Wall (HERE, London)
Lights by Laura Hawkins (Fringe), Charlotte Seelig (IRT), Jason Thomson (Toronto), Elizabeth M. Stewart (HERE, London)
Sound by Adam Welsh (Fringe), Jorge Morales Picó (Providence, IRT, Toronto, HERE, London)
Stage Managed by Martha Gallagher (Fringe), Katherine Guanche (Providence), María Privitera (IRT), Catherine D'Angelo (Toronto), Becky Abramowitz (HERE)
Produced by What Will the Neighbors Say?
Associate Produced by Wednesday Derrico (HERE)