The Princess ShowHEIST
In this award-winning multimedia extravaganza, the bearded sequinned wonder that is performance artist Princess Edward takes the audience into a world where anime heroes, bass guitarist rock stars and dance pop epics meld into one. On a quest to save her beloved Abel T. Suckizone from the mysterious villain known only as The Beast, Princess Edward puts it all on the line in this live-action-queer-anime-drag-adventure.
Featuring local drag performers within each performance, The Princess Show offers up a campy and visually stunning fantasy world for the audience where they can cheer Princess on as she tackles real problems.
“the weirdest show I have ever seen” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver
“dizzy fun” – David C. Jones, Vancouver
“mesmerizing” – The Coast, Halifax
“Powerhouse performance” – LocalExpress, Halifax
About the company:
HEIST is a live art company committed to creating, producing and presenting innovative, genre-bending and queerly playful performances in Halifax and beyond. An important element to our organization is having a clear and strong commitment to diversity within culture, abilities and gender. HEIST is the brainchild and new creative platform for theatre director/singer/ performer Richie Wilcox and musician/theatre designer/performer Aaron Collier.
The Princess Show took the Halifax Fringe by storm being awarded Best of Fest in 2016 and coming in the top five of box office hits. It went on to be nominated for five Merritt Theatre Awards in Nova Scotia, including best choreography, original score, sound design, production and best new play, winning Best Sound Design for Aaron Collier. It returned to Halifax in February for Refringed and then toured to Lethbridge to Theatre Outré in June as well as being featured as one of three national hits in the rEvolver festival in Vancouver. Heist then debuted their original Princess Show sequel Princess Rules in November of 2017. Princess Rules garnered a leading twelve nominations for the 2018 Merritt awards including nominations in best costume, original score, sound design, production, new play, set design, lighting, direction, supporting actress and leading actor, with wins in choreography, sound design, and supporting actor. Heist was also nominated for best music direction for Sarah Richardson’s work in New Waterford Boy.
Aaron Collier – writer/performer/sound and projection designer/co-creator
Richie Wilcox – performer/co-creator
Deonie Hudson – claymation artist/ costume designer/ co-creator
Jay Whitehead – video performer
John Destigter – video performer
David Gabert – English narrator
Minori Inoue – Japanese narrator
Matt Miller – illustrator
Michael Charles McNeil – videographer
Virg Iredale – stage crew