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It is a truth universally acknowledged that all queer love stories must be told through the use of song, dance, and, in the case of Romeo is not the Only Fruit, a reminder of all the tropes plaguing queer romances in popular culture.
The spotlight illuminates two young women. One is a daughter of the British Empire, sent to do her duty for king and country in foreign lands. The other is a modern British Muslim, disillusioned by the casual racism of mainstream society. Their stories are very different, yet they are the same â€“ brought vividly to life on a bare stage.
Eighteen years after her death, people are still entranced by the spectre of Lady Diana Spencer. Chris Ioan Robertsâ€™ Dead Royal brings the Peopleâ€™s Princess back for one last night, in a brutal vivisection of royal life, public sentiment and the civilians who get caught in the cross-fire.