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Be part of the cast on stage for Princess & the Hustler!

Mon 18 February, 2019

Be part of the cast on stage for Princess & the Hustler!

Eclipse Theatre’s next production is looking for people to join the cast on stage and be part of a key moment in the story.

Princess & The Hustler arrives at Nuffield Southampton Theatres City 19 – 20 March. At each venue a local ensemble will be recruited to be part of the cast, and we want the local Southampton community to be a part of it.

The play, written by Bristol writer Chinonyerem Odimba, is set against the backdrop of the 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott - one of the leading events in the UK Civil Rights movement, and follows the story of a black family living in Bristol. The story centres around 10 year-old Princess and her dreams of becoming a beauty queen at the Weston Super Mare pageant. 

Eclipse have issued a call-out for local people to join the company for its Southampton run. They are looking for participants for two key moments:

  • The pageant: As a celebration of black beauty in all its forms, we want to welcome black women (and those who identify as women (womxn)) to walk as a parade of black women during the show.
  • The boycott: Looking for a number of people to take part as protesters at various points throughout the show, this opportunity is open to members outside of the black community also.

You don't have to have any acting experience, this is a chance to represent Southampton’s local community as a whole. We understand it may be difficult for people to commit to all the dates listed so even if it’s one night or every night, this is a brilliant chance to celebrate an important part of black British history. 

Princess & The Hustler is the second play from Eclipse Theatre’s initiative “Revolution Mix”, spearheading the largest ever delivery of new Black British stories. It is a celebration of what it means to be black and beautiful, of a key moment in Bristol’s history and the consequences for a family caught in the middle of it all.

Participation Dates

Nuffield Southampton Theatres City : Tuesday 19th March – Wednesday 20th March

To take part in this activity, you should be available for most of the dates within your chosen city. We understand it may not be possible to take part in all the dates listed below - so, if you are unsure please still fill in the participant form and we can contact you to talk further.

How to apply

This is a free opportunity. Participants must be 18+

Complete a participant form to join our cast on stage, by clicking: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCV8kWTIrdgFfvwwDuirUB5ap69h1MfbBwkeaRsJdQGl7PQw/viewform

If you have any further questions, please email: [email protected]

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