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Princess Essex

Tour synopsis, cast & creatives

Princess Essex
It's 1908 and Joanna is planning to attract the attention of both Southend and the whole nation by becoming the first black woman to compete in a beauty pageant in the UK. Many pageants of the time had colour bars in place, however at The Kursaal in Southend there appears to have been a misprint; a loop hole, and maybe, just may be, Joanna could enter but in disguise! Initially it's all fun and games - everybody wants to know who this African Princess is - but then it suddenly dawns on Joanna that she might actually win, but what if they were to discover in the meantime that she isn't in fact who she says she is? How might her actions affect her family, and other black people living in Essex?
Age Advisory: contains racist and ableist language


Anne Odeke


Author: Anne Odeke
Director(s): Robin Belfield, Becky Paris (casting)
Dramaturg: Sarah Dickenson
Design: Hayley Grindle
Music: Simon Slater

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Production details for Princess Essex

This production is on at one venue in West End.

Dates for Princess Essex (Play) tour

Fri, 13th September 2024 to Sat, 26th October 2024
  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End» - 6 suppliers available
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, QTix Codes:
Production: T0269035752

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