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Civil rights story for Merseyside

Published: 9 March 2019
Reporter: David Upton

A production about one of the biggest moments in UK black civil rights will be brought to Liverpool Playhouse from April 3–6 by the black-led theatre company Eclipse.

Princess and The Hustler focuses on a family’s life during the 1963 Bristol bus boycott.

It is a part of Eclipse’s Revolution Mix movement, which aims to deliver new black British productions in theatre, film and radio nationally. The movement was launched with Black Men Walking, which visited the Unity Theatre in 2018.

10-year-old Princess plans to win the Weston-super-Mare Beauty Contest. Her busy mother works several jobs and her brother, a budding photographer, won’t even take her picture. Then The Hustler returns.