Richly textured, passionate and enormously affecting. Beautiful. (The Times)
“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, including the critically-acclaimed Black Men Walking.
“We are thrilled to welcome the critically-acclaimed Eclipse Theatre. With
writer-director team Dawn Walton and Chinonyerem Odimba, story-telling does not get much better than this.”
Hear what the audience think of the show:
An Eclipse Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic and Hull Truck Theatre co-production
By Chinonyerem Odimba
Directed by Dawn Walton
Age guideline 12+
Production Photos Credit: The Other Richard