The Princess Monologues

22nd January 7.30pm £9

For centuries we’ve been obsessed with the concept of being a ‘Princess’ whilst teaching generations of young girls that they should aspire to become one. The Princess Monologues question  what it actually means to be a ‘Princess’ in the 21st century and whether it is really that desirable…

From iconic fairytale Princesses to stereotypical Disney Princesses, contemporary princesses to historical Princesses, imagined Princesses to imaginary Princesses, former Princesses to future Princesses, British Princesses to foreign Princesses, wannabe Princesses to self-proclaimed Princesses…

In a series of ten minute monologues several of these ‘Princesses’ tell us:

​What does it even mean to be a Princess in the 21st Century?

Directed by Tessa Hart and performed by Eleanor Dillon-Reams.

★★★★★  ‘A must-see for everyone!’ – 5 stars, RemoteGoat
‘brave and relevant theatre’ – London Pub Theatres
‘This show deserves to go far.’ – Angela Clarke
★★★★ ‘a rewarding experience’ – 4 stars, LondonTheatre1
★★★★ ‘a fantastic show’ – 4 stars Female Arts

The Monologues
#Shame by Eliza Power
Gretchen is 27 today. Exactly one day too old to be a Disneyland Princess. As career wilderness approaches, she must finally drop her glittery guise and confront the past she’s been hiding from.
Princess Frankenstein by Claire Booker
Medical student, Frankie, is a genius in the lab, but her love life stinks. Then she gets the Big Idea. Can she surgically create the perfect man?
Hail Your Majesty by Tessa Hart
A real-life Princess. In the 21st Century. Born into one of the richest Royal Families in the World. She has it ‘all’… Except her own voice.
Just a Girl by Tina Jay
Sarina isn’t a real princess – she never wanted to be – but given titles are hard to escape from. As are the towers of imprisonment that an unwanted label can bring.
Dynamite II by Tilly Lunken
Diana Might didn’t make it to her last performance and so it’s left to her sister Emma to share what she wrote.
Home Made Princess by Simon Jay
A Princess’ life is laid out for her – It can be a curse for some but for others it can be a liberation; for this Princess it’s her only escape from a grim reality.
Mr Andersen’s Princess by Amy Bethan Evans
Princess Alexandra of Denmark was Princess of Wales for many years and as a child was told the original story of the princess of the sea; a tale that may not be as absurd to her as she claims….


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Tickets booked online must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office.
Over 18’s only, limited access for people with disabilities, no admittance for latecomers.


Hen & Chickens Theatre

109 St Paul’s Road

London N1 2NA