Princess & The Hustler

by Chinonyerem Odimba
Directed by Dawn Walton

An Eclipse Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic and Hull Truck Theatre co-production

“My name is Phyllis Princess James. I will wear this crown every day. I will never take it off even when I am asleep.”

Meet Princess. A cheeky 10-year-old, with a plan to win the Weston-Super-Mare Beauty Contest. Trouble is, her mum is busy working several jobs, her brother, a budding photographer, won’t even take her picture and then – The Hustler returns.

In 1963 Bristol, as Black British Civil Rights campaigners walk onto the streets, Princess finds out what it really means to be black and beautiful.

Princess & The Hustler is the second national tour born from Revolution Mix – an Eclipse movement that is spearheading the largest ever delivery of new Black British stories. The first Revolution Mix story was last year’s sell-out production of Black Men Walking.

 Shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Best New Play Award 2018.

 

Tour dates:

Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

Sat 9 – Sat 23 Feb 2019

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The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Wed 27 Feb – Sat 2 Mar 2019

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Hull Truck Theatre, Hull

Tues 5 – Sat 16 Mar 2019

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Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Southampton

Tues 19 – Wed 20 Mar 2019

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Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Fri 22 – Sat 23 Mar 2019

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Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool

Wed 3 – Sat 6 Apr 2019

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Live Theatre, Newcastle

Tues 9 – Sat 13 Apr 2019

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Creatives:

Writer

Chinonyerem Odimba

Director

Dawn Walton

Designer

Simon Kenny

Lighting Designer

Aideen Malone

Sound Designer

Richard Hammarton

Assistant Director

Emilie Lahouel

Dramaturg

Ola Animashawun

Casting Director

Briony Barnett

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Co-producing partners:

 

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Funded by: 

 

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