People are saying this 'Princess Diana Musical' on Netflix is so bad it's good

goss 08/10/2021

It’s no squid games but we are sure you’ll find some guilty pleasure in watching this one!

A filmed version of the Broadway show, with its accidental comedy and cringe worthy lines, is waiting for you.

The video version of the Broadway show Diana: The Musical, taped last summer with no audience while the show was on hiatus due to the Covid outbreak, is now available on Netflix.

“The chance to share our show, first with Netflix’s global audience, and then welcoming a live audience back on Broadway, is something we’ve all been dreaming about for more than a year. We could not be more thrilled to finally share both the film and the Broadway musical with the world,” the Diana producers said in a joint statement as reported by Town & Country.

Despite the musical having hilariously bad reviews online, the show was put together by Broadway masters. 

Christopher Ashley, who won a Tony award for his work on ‘Come From Away’ directed the show. The show's music and book are written by David Bryan and Joe DiPetro, who won a Tony together for Memphis in 2010 (Bryan is also the keyboardist for Bon Jovi), and Kelly Devine, who did ‘Come From Away’s’ musical staging, choreographed the show.

Diana's interviews and life story strongly influenced the script. The show is, unsurprisingly, focused on Diana's personal life and the famed love triangle involving Diana, Camilla, and Charles. However, the writers carefully chose not to single out anyone as villain in it's storyline. It was also decided to modernise the show for a 2021 audience, linking some parallels to the media world of today.

Think it’s worth a watch? Check out the trailer above!