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Royal fans go wild as Netflix announce new Princess Diana musical

A new musical based on the life of the world’s most loved Royal, Princess Diana, is coming to Netflix.

The filmed theatre performance will tell the story of her marriage to Prince Charles – and its decline.

The musical was meant to open on Broadway in March last year but got delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Now Netflix viewers are likely to have the chance to watch the special first.

The stage musical is set to make its debut in theatres on December 16 – depending on the pandemic – but Netflix is due to broadcast it months earlier.

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Diana: A New Musical will arrive on Netflix on Friday, October 1.

As well as the late princesses’ turbulent relationship with Prince Charles, the musical will also look at the relationship she had with the Royal Family.

Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, the Tony Award-winners behind musical Memphis, wrote Diana’s book, music and lyrics, while Come From Away’s Christopher Ashley directs the show.

Delayed 'Diana' Musical to Be Streamed on Netflix - The New York Times
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“A princess thrust onto the world stage. The tabloid media captivated by her beauty and vulnerability. The globe’s most celebrated monarchy disrupted. This is the story of the most famous woman of the modern age as she struggles to endure a spotlight brighter than any the world had ever known,” the musical teases.

“Leading fiercely with her heart, Princess Diana stood up for her family, her country and herself. She defied expectations, she rocked the royals and she created a legacy that will endure forever.”

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