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Felicity Dean to play HRH The Princess Margaret in the London transfer of A Princess Undone

Felicity Dean

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FELICITY Dean will play HRH The Princess Margaret in the London transfer of A Princess Undone, which runs at Park Theatre (Park 90) from Tuesday, February 20 to Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Kensington Palace, 1993. She was the Diana of her day. That day has gone, but HRH The Princess Margaret has a final chance to be of service.

Acquiring 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.

In Netflix’s acclaimed global hit series, The Crown, Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) re-emerged as the most controversial and enigmatic member of the Royal Family. Craig Brown’s recent best-selling Ma’am Darling reinforces how infuriating yet compelling her story still is. A Princess Undone – inspired by actual events – sheds new light on the last real princess.

Felicity Dean has co-starred on screen with some of the world’s leading actors, in The Prince and the Pauper, Mike Leigh’s Who’s Who, Joseph Losey’s Steaming (Vanessa Redgrave), Revolution (Al Pacino) and The Whistle Blower (Michael Caine). In 1982, she created the role of Annie in CP Taylor’s Good (London and Broadway) for the RSC, for whom she also appeared in Twelfth Night (as Olivia), Jonathan Miller’s The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca) and The Churchill Play.

Her other theatre credits include John Gabriel Borkman and Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia (National Theatre), Masha in Three Sisters (Birmingham Rep, Critics’ Guild Award nomination), Donna Elvira in Don Juan (Lyric, Hammersmith), Pamela Harriman in Swimming at the Ritz (tour) and Jonathan Miller’s gala King Lear (Old Vic, with Joss Ackland, Michael York and Greta Scacchi).

Her television work includes starring roles in Rebecca West’s The Birds Fall Down, The Legend of King Arthur (as Guinevere), The Far Pavilions, Lynda La Plante’s Trial & Retribution, Persuasion, The Last of the Blonde Bombshells and recently, the title role in the docu-drama Elizabeth I.

Joining her in the cast of A Princess Undone are 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 is directed by Jonny Kelly, with set design by Norman Coates, costumes by Boo Williams and sound by Gareth McLeod.

For more information or to book tickets, visit www.parktheatre.co.uk/.