Southend-on-Sea, Essex. 1908. Tired of her life. Joanna decides to take matters into her own hands and enter herself into one of the country’s most prestigious beauty pageants, disguised as a Senegalese Princess.
Based on the little-known, true story of Princess Dinubolu, Princess Essex is the funny and dynamic take of the first black woman to ever enter a beauty pageant in the UK.
Age Recommendation: 12+
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