Created by Aaron Collier, Richie Wilcox, and Deonie Hudson

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.

After debuting with Theatre Outre in Lethbridge Alberta in 2016, the show has played from coast to coast in Canada including at Buddies in Bad Times in Toronto, the rEvolver Festival in Vancouver, OUTstages in Victoria, with Theatre New Brunswick at Fredericton Pride, and Fringe Hit at the Halifax Fringe Festival. In 2021 The Princess Show was awarded as a finalist for the Nova Scotia Masterworks Prize, the most prestigious arts award in the province.

"It's humbling and amazing to me that this little show that Richie Wilcox, Deonie Hudson and myself created with our friends in 2016 has been received so well that it's made it's way to numerous different cities and festivals. While it is a fun and campy show, it's actually deeply personal for me, written at a time when I was finally taking on and working through long standing chronic depression. Maybe people resonate with the show because for many of us, what self love looks and feels like can be elusive and difficult, or maybe people just like seeing folks in drag going on a strange and fantastical adventure. Turns out the two are closely related for me. I hope this puts a smile on your face and lights up your heart a little."

Aaron Collier

“the weirdest show I have ever seen” – Jo Ledingham, Vancouver
“dizzy fun” – David C. Jones, Vancouver
“mesmerizing” – The Coast, Halifax
“Powerhouse performance” – LocalExpress, Halifax

Creative Team

Aaron Collier / co-creator, writer, composer, performer, sound & projection designer
Richie Wilcox / co-creator + performer
Deonie Hudson / co-creator, claymation artist, costume designer
Jay Whitehead / video performer
John DeStigter / video performer + graphic design
David Gabert / english narrator
Minori Inoue / japanese narrator + translator
Matt Miller / illustrator
Michael Charles McNeil / videographer
Andy Davies / sign language consultant
Wes Babcock / videographer + production assistant 


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