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Princess Essex | Globe

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.’ __Access performances__ Audio described - Sat 28 Sep 2pm
Captioned - Thu 3 Oct 7.30pm & Sat 19 Oct 7.30pm
BSL - Fri 4 Oct 7.30pm & Fri 11 Oct 7.30pm
Relaxed - Sat 5 Oct 2pm & Thu 17 Oct 7.30pm

Important Information

This play contains racist and ableist language.

Age Restrictions

We do not have age limits on our production. Some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 13th September 2024 until Sat 26th October 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

2.00pm

Thu

2.00pm
7.30pm

Fri

-

Sat

7.30pm

Sun

-

Princess Essex | Globe photo from the show Princess Essex | Globe photo from the show
Princess Essex | Globe photo from the show

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Princess Essex | Globe

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 26th October 2024