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Princess Diana

by Karen Sokolof Javitch & Elaine Jabenis


     
Now playing : End of the Finale

Princess Diana, the musical
... a story about self-discovery,
making mistakes and finding answers ...

"... a love story gone awry..."


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Synopsis

Princess Diana, the musical'Diana, the musical' tells the story of Charles and Diana; focussing on their courtship, their marriage and her relationship with her children and the rest of the Royal Family. The musical culminates with her divorce, but ends at the time of her funeral. As the musical progresses it portrays the evolution of the young Diana into the intelligent, mature woman who, becomes arguably the most famous, (certainly one of the most famous), women in the world.

The show begins with Princess Diana singing part of the song, 'There Was A Time' - a love song about her relationship with Charles. After this poignant moment, the action moves back in time to start when the seventeen year old Lady Diana Spencer meets Prince Charles at his thirtieth birthday party. Here we also meet the other key players - the senior Royals (The Queen, Prince Philip and The Queen Mother). Charles is upset because his parents are applying pressure in order to get him married off to a suitable young woman. Although Diana 'fancies' him, they don't go out together until they meet again at a barbecue after eighteen months.

Princess Diana, the musicalFrom this point on the story is well known: the romance, the wedding, the unexpectedly cold welcome into the Royal Family, her inability to accept starchy tradition, his desperation for someone to be a future Queen, her desperation to be a loved and loving wife. Camilla is briefly seen but not heard at the start of the musical, and though her presence throughout is felt, it is not explicit - manifesting itself solely in the words, deeds and thoughts that Charles and Diana share.

Princess Diana, the musicalThe musical has a bias towards Diana - it tells her story - but it is not by any means overly critical of the Royal Family. Diana is shown throughout in a warm light, but Charles and the senior Royal Family are not portrayed as the 'villains of the peace'. They are seen more as people with various expectations and needs which are either too rigidly enforced, or not sufficiently explained to others. In the end one is left feeling sorry at the situation in which all the participants find themselves.

That being said, the musical is a celebration of her life and the songs reflect that diversity. There are over 30 songs, ranging in their content from inspirational through comedic to romantic, with humour, laughter, excitement, adoration, fun, jealousy, love and much more expressed in the songs. The ballad that will bring tears to the eyes of all Princess Diana lovers is "There Was A Time", which re-iterates the fact that whilst she loved Prince Charles there are doubts that he ever loved her.

Princess Diana, the musical

Characters

Principals (2m, 6f)
  Princess Diana - ages from 17-36
  Prince Charles - ages from 30-49
  Queen Elizabeth
  Prince Philip
  The Queen Mother
  Jane - Diana's older sister
  Sarah - Diana's older sister
  Fergie - Sarah Ferguson, Diana's future sister-in-law
 
Juvenile Principals (2m)
  Prince William - ages from 10-15
  Prince Harry - ages from 8-13
 
Support - Speaking & Singing (4m, 5f, 4m/f)
  Carolyn - aged 19, Diana's flatmate

  Virginia - aged 19, Diana's flatmate

  Anne - aged 19, Diana's flatmate
  Victor - her fashion designer
  Dudley - her hat designer
  Beauty Editor - female
  Fashion Editor - female
  Photographer - male
  Michael - Prince Charles' butler/attendant
  'They Say' People - 4-6 people (recite tabloid information and have one song)
 
Support - Speaking Only (2m, 2f, 1m/f)
  Lord Mountbatten
  Salon Assistant - female
  Danny - MC at Theatre
  Daphne - dress assistant
  Nurse - at Children's hospital (male or female)
 
Juvenile Supporting Cast
  Overseas Youth - 6-8 teenagers (sing and dance, double as Hospital Children)
  Hospital Children - 8-12 young people/teenagers (8 small speaking roles)
 
Support - Chorus & Small Solo's
  Maids & Butlers - 6-8 people (sing and dance)
  Paparazzi - 6-8 people (sing and dance)
  Birthday Party Guests - full chorus
  Wedding Guests - full chorus
  London People - half of full chorus (inc Young Women : 1 x solo + group of 4-6)
  Overseas People - 5 groups, 3 small solo's
  Theatre Medley - full chorus (inc 6-8 dancers + Young Women as above)
  Shoo-wop Girls - 3 singers/dancers
  Waiters x 2- male
  Girl #1 and #2 - one verse each in the Finale

Songs

  1) There Was A Time (Part) Diana
  2) He's Such A Man (Part) Diana
  3) Buckingham Palace Chorus (Maids & Butlers)
  4) It's Gonna Be! Birthday Party Guests
  5) Just Once Charles, The Queen, Philip & Queen Mum
  6) In My Life Charles & Diana
  7) He's Such A Man Diana, Charles, Carolyn, Anne, Virginia & Michael
  8) In This Lifetime Charles & Diana
  9) Now That He's In Love With Me Diana
10) The Whole Worlds' Spinning Around Me Diana, Victor, 2 x Editors, Sarah & Photographer
11) Suspicion Diana, Jane & Sarah
12) It's Gonna Be! (Reprise) Wedding Guests (but not Royals)
13) One Of England's Moments Wedding Guests (including the Royals)
14) Now That She's Married To Him Sarah, Jane & Fergie
15) He's Such A Man (Reprise) Diana & Charles
16) Charles, I Need Help, Please Diana & Charles
17) Everything Happens In London Chorus (London People)
18) We Want To Be Like You Chorus (London People - Young Girls/ Women)
19) She's The Star! Diana, Charles, The Queen, Philip & Queen Mum
20) Are You Thinking Of Me? Diana
21) Diana Charles & Diana
22) Theatre Medley Danny & Chorus (Theatre Medley)
23) Just Once (Reprise) Charles & Diana
~~ Interval ~~  
24) Medley Of Nations Chorus (Overseas People & Overseas Youth)
25) Phenomenon! The Queen, Philip, Queen Mum & Charles
26) Charles, Diana, Harry & William 'They Say' People
27) Diana, You've Got Style Victor, Dudley, 2 x Editors, Shoo-wop Girls
28) Hello, Phillie! The Queen & Philip
29) Forever And Always Fergie
30) Leave Her Alone Fergie, Diana & Paparrazzi
31) Hope In My Heart Diana, William, Harry & Hospital Children
32) I'm Not The Little Kid I Used To Be William & Diana
33) The Things We Do For England The Queen, Queen Mum, Philip, Charles, Diana & Fergie
34) There Was A Time Diana & Charles
35) Finale William, Harry & Full Chorus
36) Curtain Calls (Hope In My Heart) Company

Information for Production Administrators

Here's a list of all the supporting material available and some other information you might need. Pricing for the production materials is supplied automatically with a Perusal Set. Royalty pricing can only be provided as a formal quotation.

Available now (see below) ...
 
Preview Script/Libretto
Not available.
Perusal Set
These are available for customers in European Union countries only to borrow free of charge (but you have to pay the postage to return the set to us). The set contains ...
 
  • Printed Libretto
  • Printed Piano/Vocal Score
  • Cast Recording Audio CD (combination of studio tracks and those from the premiere production)
  • Video Sampler DVD (of premiere US production)
Available after Perusal ...
 
Libretti/Vocal Scores

Available to purchase in this form ...

  • Rehearsal Master Set on a Data CD (Cast). This contains the script and piano vocal score for your cast and crew provided as A4 pdf files. No problem about possible loss of deposit, as they are yours to print out and mark up as required. The price includes a multiple copying licence allowing you to copy the Data CD itself (enabling you to give or sell copies to your cast for them to make up their own rehearsal books) or to make multiple prints of the pdf's on the Data CD for your production company to organise and provide to your cast or crew.

To order this, create account with us, then go to the 'Ordering for Musicals' page

Please note that we do not sell individual printed copies of libretti, nor do we hire sets of printed rehearsal libretti or scores.

Available after Rights Obtained ...
 
Backing Tracks
For use in support of your rehearsal pianist, or for use during performances.
Orchestrations
These are available for a 9 piece orchestra as below, for hire to production companies only, who hold a valid, unexpired, licence to perform.
 
  • Alto Sax
  • Horn
  • Trumpet 1 (Fluegelhorn double)
  • Trumpet 2 (Fluegelhorn double)
  • Trombone
  • Keyboard
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • MD's Full Score
Royalty Type
Royalties for this title are 'variable fee, post paid', and will be calculated on a percentage of your box office income once your production has finished. See our pricing policy for details. We work on a quotation system for royalties, based on information you supply to us. Complete a printed application form or create account with us, and use the online version.
Video Licence
We have secured the rights to video productions of this title from the Authors, and we manage them on their behalf. Once a 'Licence To Perform' has been granted, and then on payment of a fee, we will be able to issue a 'Licence To Record'. There are some strings attached to this, but these are far outweighed by the benefits.
 
  • Record one or more live performances and mix down to a single video
  • Give or sell copies to your cast and crew
  • Sell copies to your audiences (take advance bookings on the night)

     

Order your free perusal material now ...
  • Perusal Set - 'Princess Diana'
    £0.00 Perusal Set - 'Princess Diana'
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  • Royalty Quotation Form
    Royalty Quotation Form
    The rights to perform and record for all the titles in our catalogue (with exceptions) are managed by Stagescripts Ltd. A royalty fee must be paid: whether the play is presented for charity or for...
  • Rehearsal Master Set
    £0.00 Rehearsal Master Set
    Rehearsal Master Sets (RMS) are available to purchase, once your production has been licensed. You will need the 5 digit licence reference number (see above). An RMS contains (with exceptions, see below) the script and...
  • Backing Tracks (Performance)
    £0.00 Backing Tracks (Performance)
    Sets of Backing Tracks on CD (or 2 x CD for some titles) to use during performances (or rehearsals). The price will be shown after you select the title required. In order to purchase this item, you must be in possession of...



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