Photos have been released of Felicity Dean in the starring role of A Princess Undone – with just over a week to go until opening night.
Dean is playing HRH Princess Margaret in the London premiere at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park.
Inspired by actual events, A Princess Undone is set in Kensington Palace in 1993. When Princess Margaret acquires sensational letters from Charles and Diana, she means to burn them all. But there are other papers, relating to Margaret herself. And when an ex-gangster admirer returns from her past, the Queen’s sister has the choice to make or break her family yet again.
Speaking about her role, Felicity Dean said “I’ve played Elizabeth I on television as a redhead, and Pamela Churchill Harriman (in Swimming at the Ritz) on stage as a blonde, but this is my first grande dame as a brunette. With ciggies and whisky. And five strands of pearls. And a lot of gravitas!”
The cast is led by Felicity Dean, with rising young actor Alexander Knox (It Is Easy To Be Dead), the play’s author Richard Stirling as the Queen Mother’s butler William Tallon (aka ‘Backstairs Billy’), and Patrick Toomey (RSC) as the infamous John Bindon.
A Princess Undone runs from February 20 to March 17.