REVIEW: Diana The Untold and Untrue Story, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭

Paul T Davies reviews Diana The Untold and Untrue Story playing at the Pleasance Dome as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Diana The Untold and Untrue Story

Diana The Untold and Untrue Story
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe
4 Stars
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Awkward Productions stage this gloriously satirical alternative story of Diana, Queen of Hearts, as she talks to us from Heaven!  Highly irreverent, there are jokes aplenty at the Monarchy, all played with a cheeky, knowing look at the audience, who play various parts throughout the show. Just as your mind is questioning exactly what you’ve just heard, it’s on to the next filthy gag! It works so well because it satirises Diana’s sainthood as well as the Royals.

Linus Karp IS Diana, the voice, the look on point. Interactive on-screen, Geri Allen is an astonishing Olivia Colman-type Queen Elizabeth, saying things we’ve never heard her say! Joseph Martin voices Charles and God is a luminous Zina Barden.
Camilla is a wicked creation, and perhaps overplayed a little, but with superb audience participation, this is a raucous production and highly recommended!

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