Linus Karp’s Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story returns to London

Diana the Untrue and Untold Story
Diana the Untrue and Untold Story. Credit: Dave Bird

Linus Karp’s Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story will return to London this Spring.

After playing to sold-out Edinburgh Fringe audiences last August and heading on tour in the autumn, the show heads to the new Kings Head Theatre from 17 April – 5 May 2024.

Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story uniquely combines drag, multimedia, audience interaction, puppetry and queer joy, highlighting Diana’s ground-breaking stances on social and queer issues and allowing her to speak her (un)truth in breaking free from the monarchy.

Awkward Productions said: “This is our first run in London since the show opened – and the journey we’ve been on since has been nothing short of Diconic. We’re beyond thrilled that queer icon Diana will be at London’s home of queer performance, King’s Head Theatre, to meet, outrage and inspire her audiences – or should I say her Di-hards?”

Told by Diana from Heaven, Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story foregrounds this iconic royal as the powerful, independent woman she wasn’t meant to be. Writer and performer Linus Karp (how to live a jellicle life: life lessons from the 2019 hit movie musical ‘cats’) brings Diana to life supported by puppetry and voice overs from Joseph Martin (The Gunpowder Plot, Layered Reality).

Geri Allen (Operation Mincemeat, Fortune Theatre) portrays The Queen and Zina Badran (Doctor Who, BBC) joins as God, both via interactive video clips. The remaining supporting cast is different every single show – due to it being played by audience members!

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Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.