Princess and Princess in London

We all know the plot to the classic fairytale – Prince is charming and dissatisfied. Princess is lonely and distressed. Prince finds princess, thrills her with his witty banter/full head of hair, and they live happily ever after.
I was never quite sure why that storyline didn’t resonate with me. Maybe I was just waiting for a different kind of fairytale like the one written by Amie Taylor as part of small STORY / BIG City 2015. For this exciting series Rich Mix will be supporting emerging artists and companies while they tell their stories of city life.
Princess and Princess
in association with The 10-33 Project and The Moving Theatre Lab
small STORY / BIG city: Part of a triple bill at Rich Mix, London – Sat. 17th Jan 2015
Written by Amie Taylor
Performed with Mary Price O’connor
Directed by Stella Duffy
“Sometimes I pretend I’m a princess in this city. Lost.
I’m looking for another princess, but they’re hard to come by. Or at least, I think they are. I haven’t come across many in this city. Doesn’t feel like I have. Maybe I’m the only one.”
In a scaling city, it’s easy to lose oneself in the folds of the river, or the shadows of the buildings – you can walk in time with a stranger and no one will notice any difference between you at all. In this city there is a princess, searching for another princess – but there are numerous hurdles and dangerous challenges to face if she wants her heart’s desire. An urban coming-of-age fairytale, the unearthing of oneself and ones true feelings as this princess searches for her first true love.
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