Kensington Palace, 1993. She was the Diana of her day. That day has gone. But HRH The Princess Margaret, the most glamorous figure of her generation, has a final chance to be of service.
While the Royal Family is at Balmoral, she removes several bags of correspondence from the Queen Mother’s home, including potentially sensational letters from Prince Charles – and Diana, Princess of Wales. She means to burn them all. But there are other papers. Some of them relate to Margaret herself, and a scandal as dangerous as anything since. When an ex-gangster arrives to bring her even closer to her past, the Queen’s sister has the choice to make or break her family yet again.
Inspired by actual events, A Princess Undone, by Richard Stirling, which has its world premiere at Cambridge Arts Theatre, Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 October, sheds light on one of the Royal Family’s most controversial, enigmatic members.
Witty, charming and provocative, yet ultimately on her own, Princess Margaret is not easily forgotten.
Stephanie Beacham, world-famous and acclaimed for her work on television (The Colbys, Dynasty, Bad Girls), film and stage, returns to the theatre to create a role as iconic as any she has played before.
With a star cast including Jason Merrells (Emmerdale, Waterloo Road, currently starring in Alan Aykbourn’s How the Other Half Loves in the West End) as ex-gangster John Bindon, and an award-winning creative team, this riveting new play promises to be one of the most talked-about of the year!
Director: Matthew Gould. Designer: Norman Coates. Lighting Designer: Mike Robertson.
Wednesday 19 October – Saturday 22 October
Cambridge Arts Theatre
6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ
Box Office: 01223 503333 www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
Tuesday 1 November – Saturday 5 November
Devonshire Park Theatre
Compton Street, Eastbourne BN21 4BW
Box Office: 01323 412 000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
Monday 7 November – Saturday 12 November
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX
Box Office: 01483 44 00 00 www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk
Photo: Gareth McLeod