Princess & The Hustler

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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.”


Laura Elliot
Programme Director

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

By Chinonyerem Odimba

Directed by Dawn Walton

Age guideline 12+

Full Circle and Enjoy get 25% off a pair of tickets for opening night.

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Production Photos Credit: The Other Richard

 

  • Heartfelt and timely...
       
    The Stage
  • Richly textured, passionate and enormously affecting. Beautiful.
       
    The Times
  • The show tells an important story and does it justice.
       
    Visit Bristol
  • Funny, moving and characterful.
       
    Bristol Live

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