" 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


Set & Costume Designer - ICA NIEMZ

Movement Director -  VICKY JUKES


The Purple Princess explains The Three Cs, ‘Calm, Cushion, Call’ – a first aid response to seizures promoted by The Epilepsy Society. You can find out more on their website.

For more information on epilepsy please visit Epilepsy Action.

You can also download our Purple Princess Worksheet.


If you would like to support us, please consider donating to Brave New World, our outreach programme. For more details, please contact us or call 01483 301590.


The Purple Princess was made possible by SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

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