In Her Own Words: The Diana Tapes produced by What Will The Neighbors Say?
What Will The Neighbors Say? is excited to announce the regional premiere of “In Her Own Words: The Diana Tapes,” written by co-artistic director James Clements. The show premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim. This show will open Friday, June 9 at the Social Enterprise Greenhouse Hub, 10 Davol Square, Providence, and run through Sunday, July 2.
“The Diana Tapes” 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 play moves swiftly between the publisher’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 terrifying climax that changed celebrity, privacy and the Windsor family forever.
This summer, with the 20th anniversary of the Princess’ death in August, the WWTNS? team feels that this powerful story needs to be told. The production gives voice to a woman so often defined by images and archetypes, and instead presents her complex and multifaceted reality.
The Scottish premiere was featured in the Daily Mail, The Evening Times and the Scotsman, in addition to STV and BBC Radio, and was shortlisted for the Holden Street Theatre Award. WWTNS? is thrilled to pair with the SEG Hub to transform their venue into an intimate performance space.
The cast includes Clements and fellow Co-artistic directors Jorge Morales Picó and Sam Hood Adrain, with Ana Cristina Schuler as Princess Diana. Director Wednesday Sue Derrico heads up a team of international designers including Mairi MacInnes (costumes/set) and Adam Welsh (sound/video).
Performances will be held at The SEG Hub, 10 Davol Square, 1st Floor, Providence, opening on June 9, shows run Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 pm. and 8 p.m. For tickets visit www.wwtns.org.
What Will the Neighbors Say? is a new theatre company based in New York City with a global perspective. WWTNS? creates theatre that examines historical, social, political and economic narratives that have been disregarded, misrepresented or otherwise untold in order to provoke discourse in our audience and community. WWTNS? maintains a consistent commitment to diversity, arts education, community outreach, and artistic experimentation.