Princess Di Butler to Play London's Drury Lane and New York's Town Hall

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Paul Burrell, the butler to the late Princess Diana, will make his stage debut on both sides of the Atlantic.

Burrell, who made headlines with his controversial book "A Royal Duty," will premiere his one-man show at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane June 20 and will then play New York's Town Hall June 24-26. Simply titled Paul Burrell: In His Own Words, the show will include Burrell's personal insight into "the highs and lows of life at the Palace; Princess Diana's marriage — and motherhood; her romantic attachments and eventual divorce of HRH Prince Charles." A question-and-answer session will follow Burrell's musings. In a statement Burrell said, "I know there are millions of people out there who, like me, adored the princess and remember her as vividly as I do. In sharing my memories with a theatre audience, I want to illustrate her magic, explain the truths and dispel the myths. Far too many royal advisers would be happy for the princess to be airbrushed from history. I think we should celebrate her name and memory, and this evening at the theatre will be a tribute to a remarkable, unforgettable woman. I am greatly looking forward to the evening, and explaining what has happened to me, both the good and the bad, in my own words. The public can then make up its own mind about me."

The New York production will be presented by Penguin Publishing. Penguin's Abby Sampson said, "The book has been a huge hit with the public and the stage show now gives people a unique opportunity to question Paul in person and hear his extraordinary story."

Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. Tickets, beginning at $30, are available by calling (212) 840-2824 or by visiting the theatre's box office.

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