Words: Elodie Marriott
What could have happened if the People’s Princess hadn’t died in that tunnel? Would she have won a Nobel Peace Prize? An Oscar for acting in Kristen Stewart’s biopic? Linus Karp and Awkward Production have created a hilariously campy fantasy about what could have been.
The show is full of cheeky treasonous references which feel like they should be illegal to discuss in a large group. Including the rumours around Harry’s paternal origins, and Charles’s desire to become a women’s sanitary product, Diana is a wild romp down the Royal’s shameful memory lane.
In totally imagined behind-the-scenes, we see the Princess of Wales’s conception acted out by audience members eagerly filling the roles of her parents. Even a Corgi is cast at the last minute, and upon the Queen’s request to ‘release the hounds’, has to chase Diana around the stage on his hands and knees.
We are warned in advance about the ‘Slag of Death’, but nothing can adequately prepare us for the dangerously lusty doll who is flung around growling and leering sinisterly over the Heir and the Spare. Camilla Parker Bowles is clearly not looked upon favourably in this depiction.
Jokes are plentiful and revenge is not limited to a dress.
Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story
Pleasance Dome, King Dome
19-20, 22-28 Aug