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Princess Essex

History. Its hers for the making. Discover the world of Edwardian seaside beauty pageants at the Globe this summer, as Princess Essex, a ne...

Friday 13th September - Saturday 26th October 2024
Various times

Friday 13th September - Saturday 26th October 2024
Various times

Princess Essex

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Princess Essex


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History. It’s hers for the making.

Discover the world of Edwardian seaside beauty pageants at the Globe this summer, as Princess Essex, a new play by Anne Odeke, bursts into our iconic open-air theatre.

It’s Southend-on-Sea, Essex, in 1908. Princess Dinubolu of Senegal enters a beauty contest at the iconic Kursaal, Europe’s biggest entertainment complex. Meet: Princess Essex.

A fast-paced, music-filled, empowering comedy based on the incredible true story of the first woman of colour to enter a beauty pageant in the UK. Writer and performer Anne Odeke (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Globe) makes her Globe playwriting debut, celebrating unapologetic authenticity, audacity, and challenging the stereotypes that we still cling to.

Robin Belfield (Twelfth Night, RSC) makes his debut at The Globe directing this inspiring story of bravery, beauty and belonging.

'Shall I tell you a secret? Anyone can be a Queen, but a real Queen doesn’t let the crown wear her, she wears the crown.’

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All Princess Essex tickets are non-refundable. If you would like refund protection, we recommend that you purchase TicketPlan Refund Protection when booking your tickets. Terms and conditions apply.

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This play contain racist and ableist language.

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Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside , London, SE1 9DT

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