Set & Costume Designer: Sami Fendall
Paul Burrell: MATTHEW FLYNN Martin Bashir: TIBU FORTES Luciana: NAOMI FREDERICK Diana, Princess of Wales: YOLANDA KETTLE Matt Weissler / Steve Hewlett | CIARÁN OWENS
Camera Direction & Production
Matt Hargraves | North South
Lighting Cameraman: Paolo Bischi
A story that shocked the world.
“Why should I stay silent? They’ve been trying to shut me up from day one. This way I’ll finally be heard.”
Original Theatre in association with Park Theatre present the world premiere of The Interview
On the 20th of November 1995 the BBC broadcast an interview between Princess Diana and Martin Bashir.
It was watched by hundreds of millions worldwide. But now, it is said, the interview has no legitimacy. Is it right that the way it came about has overshadowed what it was meant to be?
Jonathan Maitland’s powerful new play gives an insight into the story behind the interview: the woman who gave it, the man who made it happen, and the institution that broadcast it.
Shot in aspect ratio 4:3 (or Academy Standard) to help focus the viewers attention on the dialogue and the story being told. The set was built in the round with a lot of the theatre’s working’s exposed. We wanted to limit the amount of what you could see in the frame to not distract from the narrative.
We used both black & white and colour in the grade to to help indicate and shift in time between past and present day.
We shot the full show on one camera only having 4.5hrs per day over 2 days.
“A five-star cracker”
– Daily Mail
“An absorbing, intelligent piece of theatre”
– British Theatre