I hope you’re all well?
I’m dropping you a line about the new production from Eclipse Theatre Company, ‘Princess & The Hustler’. Set amidst the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963, 10-year old Princess discovers what it means to be Black and Beautiful. It opens at Hull Truck Theatre this Tuesday 5th until Saturday 16th March.
They’re offering less than half price tickets at £10 for performances 7th – 9th March. (scroll down for the booking code).
I’m also arranging £10 tickets with free coach travel for the matinee on Saturday 16th March, to Leeds-based arts and community groups. Places are limited so please do contact me to express interest for your group, with an idea of numbers and any special or access requirements.
Hull Truck Theatre, Tues 5 – Sat 16 Mar
by Chinonyerem Odimba
Directed by Dawn Walton
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, 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.
“Richly textured, passionate and enormously affecting.” ★★★★ The Times
“A beautifully crafted play about a family threatened by racial tensions during the 1960s.” ★★★★ The Observer
Use promo code 10ECLIPSE online or at Box Office for £10 tickets for performances on Thur 7 – Sat 9 Mar.