'CALL ME DIANA'
A NEW MUSICAL BY DAVID SMART & BRIAN WATSON.
A CELEBRATION OF THE LOVE FOR DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES.
A MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE PEOPLE'S PRINCESS
Composer & Book: DAVID SMART. Lyricist & Book: BRIAN WATSON.
Story Editor: Ex Royal Correspondent, RICHARD KAY.
Director: JOHN DEGAETANO.
Diana Princess of Wales was, and still is one of the greatest icons of our time. No other human being has ever had the following that she had and, remarkably still has, even twenty years after her death. Her fight back, against all odds, has empowered women the world over. The incredible love for the beauty that was Princess Diana is still as strong as ever, her millions of fans around the globe still voice their affection for the People’s Princess on a daily basis.
‘Call Me Diana’ is a tribute and a celebration of that undying love. There is no mention of conspiracy theories or other such distractions, this musical is written to make every Diana fan the world over leave the theatre elated.
Each spectacular scene, along with 20 wonderful original music tracks, takes us through Princess Diana’s fascinating and emotional Royal journey. Starting with her untimely death in Paris, and travelling back in time we witness the shy young woman who loses her way through a broken fairy tale. Only to emerge at the other end as the confident and loving world icon, the Star she became, leading us to an amazing uplifting finale to a show that will bring a tear and a smile to the faces of Diana fans, and a much wider audience the world over.
The villains of the piece
Every musical needs its villains, and the paparazzi is ours. Yet one TV Journalist, Ben, shows an unrequited love for the People’s Princess. The closer Ben is required to get to Diana, the stronger his love for Her Royal Highness becomes. His emotions are a complete reflection of the feelings of millions of Diana fans the world over, thus enabling every member of the audience to re-live their love for the Princess through our leading man. His frustrations echo their frustrations. His anger echoes their anger. His love echoes their love.
Long awaited tribute
Twenty plus years after Diana's death there has been no real tribute to this remarkable woman....until now. To bring this long awaited tribute to life, we need your help. You can play a big part in making this happen. Your contributions will enable us to showcase our spectacular stage musical tribute in London's West End. Our aim is to perform this showcase in front of an invited audience of Producers, Investors and the Media, in a bid to raise the full funding needed to stage the full production.
Your very own tribute to the Princess
Whatever you give to this project will always be accredited to you....wherever 'Call Me Diana' appears, right across the globe, your name will appear in the show's programme at every single performance. So the world will know that you helped make it possible to stage this wonderful tribute to The People’ Princess.
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Where the money will go
AUDITIONS, REHEARSAL ROOMS & PERSONNEL: 10%
VENUE COSTS,(London West End Theatre): 14%
ACTORS, ENSEMBLE ETC: 12%
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS: 10%
SUPPORT TEAM: 15%
STAGING & MISC EQUIPMENT: 8%
PROPS & SUPPLIES: 6%
PLEASE NOTE: The Creators, The Director & The Main Production Team will NOT take any fees.
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A collaboration of experienced media professionals, each of whom, in their different ways can tell a story and make it interesting, engaging and very entertaining.
David Smart: Composer & Book
David became one of the UK's most prolific composers in TV advertising, with over 250 original scores. He has also composed trailers to blockbuster films, and recently written for, and produced a host of new artists
Brian Watson: Lyricist & Book
Brian is a successful, award winning Writer, Director, Author and Lyricist. When working in the advertising industry, as Creative Director, Brian helped build some of the world's most famous, and biggest brands.
Richard Kay, Ex Royal Correspondent: Story Editor
Richard was London's top Royal Correspondent for most of Diana's Royal lifetime. Indeed, he became one of the Princess' closest friends, and her personal confidant. It was Richard who received the last phone call from Diana on the day that she died.
John DeGaetano: Director
John has worked for more than 30 years in theatre, and film. A Broadway World nominee, John has an amazing list of directorial credits to his name: Les Miserables, Cats, West Side Story, Evita and many more.
We would love you to be part of this spectacular new musical, Call Me Diana. Please join us on this exciting journey and you could help us bring this beautiful, moving and uplifting tribute to the truly wonderful Diana, Princess of Wales to the world's stage.
There's more here: www.callmediana.co.uk