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 shows up, the Queen’s sister has the choice to make or break her family yet again.

As dynamic as anything in the Netflix series The Crown, and yet as human, A Princess Undone – inspired by actual events – sheds light on one of the Royal Family’s most controversial members, and visits Malvern Theatres this autumn, prior to a short London run.

Harriet Thorpe, much loved for her appearances in Absolutely Fabulous and The Brittas Empire (TV) and Calendar Girls (film) plays Princess Margaret, alongside award winner David Benson (as Backstairs Billy, the Queen Mother’s butler), Giles Cooper and Charles Daish (as ex-gangster John Bindon).

“Richard Stirling’s literate, elegant script is threaded with surprising humour as well as devastating pathos.” British Theatre Guide

A Princess Undone will be at Malvern Theatres from Tuesday, October 31 to Saturday, November 4. To book, call the box office on 01684 892277 or visit