Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story

Theatre (comedy, lgbtq+)

  • Pleasance Dome - KingDome
  • 16:30
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Linus Karp and Awkward Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: This performance will contain audience participation, strong language, Strobe lights and Camilla Parker Bowles.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Do you know the story of Diana? Probably. But do you know our story of Diana? We very much doubt it. Join Diana in heaven as she shares the untold and untrue tale of her extraordinary life. Combining drag, multimedia, audience interaction, puppetry and a lot of queer joy – this unique celebration of the People's Princess is as hilarious as it is tasteless. 'Hilarious, joyful and ridiculous to the point of sublime' (Deborah Frances-White, The Guilty Feminist – podcast). 'The most unhinged piece of theatre in existence' ***** (BroadwayBaby.com).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Main queue inside Dome at left of building. Level access to left of venue — ask staff for assistance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Kay Grimshaw 31 days ago

Think you know what this show will be like? You're wrong. It's infinitely more wonderful, hilarious, heart-warming and fun than you thought it would be. One of the hits of this year's Fringe, and rightly so!

Thomas Peaple 31 days ago

A bad taste triumph! I personally saw it very much as a satire on the legend of Diana.

Lisa Horan 34 days ago

This was the show I was looking forward to most and it was camp and silly, and definitely a must see.

Carolin Wenzel 34 days ago

THE show to watch at this year’s fringe.

I don’t even know how to summarize the experience. Tbh it’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. Linus Karp as Diana is AMAZING and so is the rest of the cast (shoutout to the puppeteer).

I’ll be listening to “D-I-A-N-A” on repeat for the rest of the summer.

Zac 35 days ago

Hilarious! Really well performed and the funniest thing I saw at Fringe this year. Cannot recommend highly enough!!

Susan McDaid 36 days ago

Wow, where to start?! This show was great fun, multimedia, audience particpation, Charles and the puppet (who will forever haunt my nightmares!!) Special shout out to the Queen, and of course the wonderful Lady Di. My only criticism is the show runs a little longer than feels necessary with multiple endings. But overall like nothing I've seen before and a great experience!

Patti Davis 36 days ago

So much fun. Presented with style and grace, Linus is fabulous as Diana. Being part of the audience participation was a treat. One of my favorite Fringe shows.

CJ Borsada 40 days ago

This was one of the highlights of the Fringe for me. Really quite hard to describe, you just have to go and see it! Drag, puppetry, audience participation (which is really cleverly done, audience members have their lines put up on the screen so not too daunting. The ones at our show were mostly really good and up for it).

Findlay Smith 41 days ago

Loved the show. Was brilliant and funny. Enjoyed the fact members of the audience were also asked to participate.

Julie 45 days ago

LOVED this show soo much!! Was sooo funny and so ironic, so clever but also silly...some superb audience participation too which made the show even more funny. The actors were great, the one playing Diana was just fantastic and his sidekick soo great..the audiovisuals were so spot on. Diana is a great slick hilarious show..if you are looking for an hour of full on festy fun then Diana is the show for you! Go see and I guarantee you'll come out laughing with a spring in your step!

Autumn McCartan 49 days ago

Hilarious, irreverent in all the best ways, and such a joy to watch. There is audience participation, which is really fun, and Diana tells you exactly what to do so it’s not too scary. Loved it!

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LondonTheatre1 (5/5 stars) 33 days ago

An energetic and upbeat show that is as poised and polished as it is anarchic and outrageous.

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Binge Fringe (5/5 stars) 35 days ago

Rowdy, unhinged, and wilfully savaging – this show is a one hit K.O of satire and silliness.

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Culture Fix (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story is gleeful absurdist comedy at its finest.

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Binge Fringe (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

Diana: the Untold and Untrue Story delivers with its’ fascinatingly unhinged approach to comedy

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

Diana is a riot from beginning to end.

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The Real Chrisparkle (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

I think I had more belly laughs in this show than in anything else so far this Fringe

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Corr Blimey (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

Diana may have been the People’s Princess, but it’s a safe bet that Karp is the Fringe’s.

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BritishTheatre.com (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

this is a raucous production and highly recommended!

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Edinburgh Reviews (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

absolutely everything you want from a fictional comedy about Diana. Unexpected, uninhibited and unhinged, it’s been my favourite thing to watch at the Fringe so far this year.

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Playbill 38 days ago

It's about as wild as it sounds, and left the audiences bent over laughing

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Culture Fix (5/5 stars) 40 days ago

Diana: The Untold and Untrue Story is gleeful absurdist comedy at its finest.

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Theatre, Films and Arts (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

The recent sell-out shows reflect her continued popularity.

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Theatre Travels 42 days ago

If you’re looking for a healthy dose of fun and frivolity this Fringe season, I’d highly recommend buying a ticket to this show. It has been deservedly selling out, so don’t dilly dally!

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Lisa In The Theatre (5/5 stars) 47 days ago

If anyone even remotely connected to the Royals ever sees this show, Linus Karp will be sent to the Tower of London. Brilliant!

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