Review: Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story at Pleasance Theatre ★★★★
Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story is the character comedy cabaret riot that we all need right now!
LINUS KARP IS DIANA.
Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story | Pleasance Theatre | Until 26 November 2022 | £15/12 conc
The show tells the untold and untrue life of Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales in a confessional one-woman, drag show spectacular. The performance is riotously silly beyond belief with daring death drops, witty one liners and a killer Camilla. The comedy skill of Linus Karp and his menagerie of cardboard guest stars, video cameos and audience victims is astounding. The Crown this aint!
It is impossible not to leave this show grinning from ear to ear at the unapologetic ridiculousness of Karp’s take on the Diana fable. It is certainly a young person’s take on a story that some lived through, perhaps a little Netflix documentary at times, and the story does occasionally veer towards too many comic turns from supporting characters. Where is the woman herself without endless Charles, Camilla and Queenie references?
However, the show is a Royal romp gleefully smashing taboos around royalty and celebrity in blighty from a cheeky, talented team. Prepare to guffaw!
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