THE PURPLE PRINCESS
" I know what you’re thinking. If I’m a princess, then where’s my pumpkin carriage? Where are my winged horses? Well, we princesses come in all different shapes and sizes…”
In 2021 we toured a play raising awareness of hidden disabilities. We also recorded the production for more people to access the story and learn more about epilepsy. The Purple Princess will show you how to help when some has a seizure, bystepping back in time with Flora, a fairy godmother (trainee), to assist the other characters and give the princess the best chance of recovery.
Join The Purple Princess on her journey with Epilepsy, as she travels to Unicorn and Castle Station, encountering troll guards, grumpy commuter elves and dwarf construction-workers (or maybe they’re just digging for gold).
Please Note: The show is a mix of silly comedy characters and epilepsy awareness. The recording depicts a seizure, which has the potential to distress any sensitive audience members.
If you’d like to prepare beforehand, the play explains The Three Cs, ‘Calm, Cushion, Call’ – a first aid response to seizures. You can find out more about it here.
You can watch a video of the cast answering the most common questions they were asked on tour below.
TOM CAPPER - Mother Hubbard / Wolf / Gnome / Vampire / Ogre
ISABELLA HART - The Purple Princess
EMILY JULER - Flora / Demon / Witch / Queen / Faun
HASSAN MAARFI - Troll / Drawf / Skeleton / City Elf
Concept and Direction - INDIANA LOWN-COLLINS
Writer - ANT STONES
Set & Costume Designer - ICA NIEMZ
Movement Director - VICKY JUKES