Princess & The Hustler

Cast: 4f 3m

Staging: One main interior, one exterior (can be simply staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781848428270Publication Date:
14 Feb 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
A4 Spiral-bound, 256 pages ISBN: 9781839041983Publication Date:
14 Feb 2019
Size: 297mm x 210mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
Ebook, 128 pages ISBN: 9781788501514Publication Date:
14 Feb 2019
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
First Staged:
Bristol Old Vic and UK tour, 2019

Princess & The Hustler

By Chinonyerem Odimba

Paperback £10.99£8.79

A4 Spiral-bound £14.99£11.99

Ebook £10.99£8.79

Meet Princess. A cheeky ten-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.

Chinonyerem Odimba's play Princess & The Hustler was first seen at the Bristol Old Vic in February 2019, followed by a UK tour, in a co-production between Eclipse Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic and Hull Truck Theatre, directed by Dawn Walton. The play was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Best New Play Award 2018.

Princess & The Hustler is also available in the volume Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers.


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This play is also available as an A4 Edition. With spiral binding, a larger print size and additional space for notes, this format is ideal for directors, stage managers, actors and others to use in rehearsal and production.

To order, simply select the 'A4 Spiral-bound' option above. Please note A4 Editions are only available for delivery within the UK.


Q&A Podcast: listen to a Q&A with Chinonyerem Odimba about her play Princess & The Hustler, recorded in June 2020 as part of the NHB Playgroup series...

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

Press Quotes

'Written with heart and purpose... every character in it deserves to be heard'

Guardian

'Odimba's dialogue is witty and flavourful, and the action fizzes with detail... in a story that radiates love and hope, Odimba explores a crucial slice of black British history... richly textured, passionate and enormously affecting'

The Times

'A crucial slice of black British history... Chinonyerem Odimba's beautifully crafted play kaleidoscopes multiple issues with warmth, integrity and humour'

Observer

'Joyously playful... beautiful and celebratory, this is history with a beating heart'

Broadway World

Cast: 4f 3m

Staging:One main interior, one exterior (can be simply staged)

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback,128 pages ISBN: 9781848428270Publication Date:
14 Feb 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
A4 Spiral-bound,256 pages ISBN: 9781839041983Publication Date:
14 Feb 2019
Size: 297mm x 210mm£14.99 £11.99You save £3.00 (20%)
Ebook,128 pages ISBN: 9781788501514Publication Date:
14 Feb 2019
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Chinonyerem Odimba:

Contemporary Plays by Black British Writers
Unknown Rivers
House + Amongst the Reeds: two plays
15 Heroines
Joanne
Amongst the Reeds
Black Love
Princess & The Hustler: The Play & The GCSE Study Guide – BUNDLE DEAL

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