Truth, Lies, Diana at the Charing Cross Theatre
Truth, Lies, Diana, a 'factional' drama about the death of Princess Diana, written by Jon Conway, runs at the Charing Cross Theatre in central London from 9 January to 14 February 2015.
Following meticulous forensic research, based on a series of books by investigative journalist John Morgan the play uses the actual words spoken by a cast of characters including the British Royal Family, Piers Morgan, Paul Burrell, James Hewitt, Mohammed Al Fayed and members of MI5. Told as a ‘play within a play’ format, the coincidences surrounding the ‘unlawful killing’ verdict of Diana’s death and leaves it to the audience to reach their own verdict.
The cast for the production includes Jon Conway (Ray/Mansfield/Burrell), Kim Tiddy (Suzy/Anna/Elisabeth), Maurice Thorogood (Noble/Judge/Army), Debbie Arnold (Gina/Rose/Queen), Barry Bloxham (John Morgan), Fred Perry (Hewitt/Jury Foreman), Richard Linford (Policeman/MI6/Martino) and Barry Hester (Fayed/Piers/Yasser/Trevor).
Truth, Lies, Diana was originally produced off-Broadway at the Snapple Theatre, Times Square in 2013 for an embargoed press audience. The London production will be directed by Jeremy Scott Blaustein, whose Broadway producing and directing credits include 'Bonnie & Clyde', 'Chinglish', 'The Merchant of Venice' (with Al Pacino), and 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'.