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Sunday, 7 April 2019

Preview: Princess & The Hustler at Newcastle Live Theatre


Co-Produced by Eclipse Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic and Hull Truck Theatre
Princess & The Hustler
Newcastle Live Theatre
Tuesday 9 - Saturday 13 April 2019


Written by Chinonyerem Odimba
Directed by Dawn Walton





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

A new drama about a family caught up in a pivotal moment of modern British history.


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.

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, Live Theatre’s Writer in Residence, 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 and follows last year’s sell-out production of Black Men Walking.

Photos:  The Other Richard


Illustration by Cressida Djambov



Post Show Events
Meet the Writer Talk
Wed 10 Apr (after 7.30pm show)
Free with ticket for 7.30pm performance
Post show talks are recorded and available to listen again at www.live.org.uk/talks



Tickets:
Tue 9 – Sat 13 Apr, 7.30pm
Matinee Sat 13 Apr, 2pm 
£12-£22, concs from £10 
Box Office: (0191) 232 1232 or online at https://www.live.org.uk/whats-on/princess-hustler

Approx. 2hr 35min incl. interval
Suitable for ages 12+, contains mild sexual references


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