Princess & The Hustler

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.

By Chinonyerem Odimba.
Directed by Dawn Walton.


Tickets: £10 - £28

Showing: Wed 27 Feb to Sat 2nd Mar, 7:45pm


New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS


27/02/2019 - 02/03/2019