Princess was a tribute to the late Victoria Rigney and took much of its inspiration from her book Dancing on the Edge of the Empire. The book, a transformative tale of Pauline Melikoff Hobart girl and Russian princess, while recounting the experience of one woman’s path from early 20th century Hobart to European aristocracy is a broader investigation of personal re-invention, identity and belonging.

Princess premiered at the Theatre Royal Hobart in 2010. Visual design by Nicole Robson with lighting design by Chris Harris.