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Netflix’s 'Diana: The Musical' sparks negative response

Diana: The Musical was a highly anticipated Broadway show whose debut got further delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The musical started streaming on Netflix from the start of this month, documenting the illustrious life of Princess Diana. 

However, the production has sparked outrage and condemnation among the public as reviews pour in and disdain rules the roost.

Starring Jeanna de Waal, Roe Hartrampf, Judy Kaye and Erin Davis in lead roles, the musical has received an overwhelming response where the viewers have criticised the production. 

One Twitter user called it a painful watch and suggested the idea for the production to have been “destroyed, then burned, then have the earth where it grew salted” before it came to fruition. One called it “truly awful”, while someone described it as “totally execrable”. 

Some users derived a sense of perverse enjoyment from the same, appreciating the sheer awfulness of the musical to the point of it seeming to be tolerable. 

One user even called it “a flawless, stunning, fever dream”.They went on to say “It should be considered a war crime and I want to watch it on repeat for the rest of my life,” they said. 

Some called it a “parody of bad taste” too, while comedian Josh Weller said it was “accidentally the best comedy” he had ever seen. 

Surely such an overwhelmingly negative response was not expected for a creative product helmed by multiple Tony and Olivier Award winners.