News of a Princess Diana musical set to Steps songs is taking Twitter by storm - here’s what we know so far

Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 12:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 12:38 pm
The musical is already drumming up a lot of interest online (Photo: G.A Productions)
The musical is already drumming up a lot of interest online (Photo: G.A Productions)

Talk of a new musical looking back on the life of Lady Diana and set to the sound of Steps songs has got Twitter talking.

Here’s everything we know so far.

What’s the musical about?

The musical is called One For Sorrow, and the production’s official Twitter account describes it as “a brand new musical that takes the music of Steps and the story of Lady Diana and turns it into a musical fit for a Princess.”

Discussing the reaction to the musical, the show’s creator wrote on Twitter, “I am blown away by how quickly this has taken off! So many people love this idea, and those who have their doubts.

“I would like to make it clear that yes there will be Camp and Fun throughout, BUT the latter part of Diana’s life will be dealt with sensitivity and taste!”

This was then followed up by a tweet that said, “In Short, NO, Tragedy will not be used during the Paris 1997 scene!”

The show comes from George Alexander, whose company, GA Productions, is behind the musical.

Who is in the cast?

Details of the musical are relatively unknown at the moment, but some familiar faces have offered themselves up to be part of what will inevitably be a very popular show.

Amy Hart, who was known for her part in the 2019 series of Love Island, replied to the news of the show on Twitter, writing, “If you’re up for stunt casting with click tracks, I’m bang up for this.”

Hart is a massive musical theatre fan, calling it her “one true love in life.”

UK Drag Queen, Baga Chipz, also quote tweeted the musical, writing, “I wanna be in this!”

Baga Chipz starred in the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, which saw the immensely popular drag queen competition make its way over to the UK for the first time in 2019.

Online reaction

The musical is still in the early stages of production, but the tweet announcing the show has already garnered a lot of attention on social media, with 1.1k retweets.

One person wrote, “HOW. AM. I. GOING. TO. COPE. THIS IS THE BEST THING E.V.E.R”

Another tweeted, “Genius is an oft-overused word. But every now and then…”

Someone else wrote, “But seriously though this is all my theatre pop music loving heart needs.”

“Get me in the Ticketmaster queue for this straight away,” commented another.