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Step into a world of Edwardian seaside beauty pageants this summer with Anne Odeke’s phenomenal new play, Princess Essex. Set in Southend-on-Sea, in 1908, join Princess Dinubolu of Senegal as she enters a beauty contest at the iconic Kursaal, Europe’s biggest entertainment complex. 

About Princess Essex

Playing at the Globe’s spectacular open-air theatre, this fast-paced and empowering comedy is based on the incredible true story of the first woman of colour to enter a UK beauty pageant. Created by writer and performer Anna Odeke as she makes her Globe playwriting debut, identity, bravery, beauty and belonging are all explored in this unapologetically authentic re-telling of an utterly jaw-dropping story.

Please bear in mind

This play contains racist and ableist language.

Princess Essex Cast

Princess Dinubolu - Anne Odeke 

Princess Essex Creatives

Written by -  Anne Odeke 

Director - Robin Belfield 

Composer - Simon Slater 

Designer - Hayley Grindle 

Dramaturg - Sarah Dickenson 

Book tickets for Princess Essex today!

Grab your tickets to be transported to sunny South-End-On-Sea this summer and travel back through time with Princess Essex

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