PREVIEW: Swifties, Theatre N16

Theatre N16 will present a new adaptation Jean Genet’s play The Maids from the 28th February. 

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Written by Tom Stenton and directed by Luke Davies, Swifties explores the destructive effect that celebrity fetishism and social media can have on the lives of normal people.

Yasmin and Nina work in an Amazon “fulfilment centre”. They live in Luton, the birthplace of Britain First. And they are Taylor Swift’s biggest fans. Ever. Their ultimate dream is to be a part of Tay Tay’s famous ‘girl squad’. But the closer they get to realising that dream, the blurrier the line between fantasy and reality becomes.

The production will star Isabella Niloufar and Tanya Cubric. Isabella Niloufar has just been named as the lead in Salome, directed by Yaël Farber, playing at the National Theatre from May. Meanwhile, Tanya Cubric recently appeared in the Sky Atlantic adaptation of The Tunnel (2016).

Swifties will play at Theatre N16 from the 28th of February until the 11th March. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.theatren16.co.uk/swifties