Her Royal Highness

 

The successful formula of one actor playing dual roles is repeated in this collaboration with Royce Ryton. This gift of a part (two parts) for a young actress sees her doubling as Princess Diana and an up-front, outspoken Australia girl from the Outback.
This comedy-drama purports to tell the ‘true’ story of Diana during the week before her wedding. The young bride-to-be loses courage and flees to a secret hideout. However, with all that is at stake, the wedding to Charles must go ahead – a ‘double’ for Diana has to be found and schooled within the week. The best look-alike is found in a shanty town in Australia! During the course of the next week the play charts a happy course between romantic comedy, thriller and drama.
Owing to subsequent events in the tragic life of the real Diana, this play is not available for performance at the present time.


CAST 5 men 6 women 4 walk-ons

 

Currently Withdrawn

 

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln in September 1981 with the following cast;

 

Prince Charles - Marc Sinden

Diana Spencer - Eva Lohman

Diana's Mother - Rona Anderson

Courtier - Timothy Carlton

Queen Elizabeth II - Morar Kennedy

The Queen Mother - Gwen Nelson

Bodyguard - Tony Steedman

 

Directed By - Ray Cooney

Subsequently produced at the Palace Theatre, London in November 1981 with the following cast;

 

Prince Charles - Marc Sinden

Diana Spencer - Eva Lohman

Diana's Mother - Rona Anderson

Courtier - Timothy Carlton

Queen Elizabeth II - Morar Kennedy

The Queen Mother - Gwen Nelson

Bodyguard - Tony Steedman

 

Directed By - Ray Cooney

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