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Princess Essex Tickets

Experience a true story of beauty, bravery, and belonging. A fast-paced, music-filled comedy staged at Shakespeare's Globe.

Why Watch Princess Essex

Don't miss out on the chance to watch Princess Essex on West End, a captivating play that offers a unique blend of history, humour, and music. This show is a riveting tale of audacity and authenticity, inspired by a true story. Anne Odeke, the writer and performer known for her work in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, takes centre stage, making her playwriting debut at Shakespeare's Globe. Directed by Robin Belfield, known for his work in Twelfth Night, this production promises a potent mix of talent and creativity.

The Story

Princess Essex takes you back to 1908, to the bustling seaside town of Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Here, Princess Dinubolu of Senegal challenged societal norms by participating in a beauty contest at the iconic Kursaal, Europe’s biggest entertainment complex. This play weaves a heartwarming story of bravery, beauty, and belonging. Get ready to be moved and inspired by this remarkable story from history.

Great For

Fans of historical dramas | Comedy lovers | Social issues

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Genre: Play

Opening Date: 13 Sep 2024

Closing Date: 26 Oct 2024

Theatre Name: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Theatre Capacity: 1151

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Theatre Facilities: Toilets, Bar, Wheelchair Access

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Role

Anne Odeke as Princess Dinubolu

Director

Robin Belfield

Writer

Anne Odeke

Director

Robin Belfield

Casting Director

Becky Paris

Composer

Simon Slater

Designer

Hayley Grindle

Dramaturg

Sarah Dickenson

Additional Tips

  • The play contains racist and ableist language. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • As with most London theatres, the Globe Theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. A light jacket is recommended.

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