NEWS: Nicola Wren’s Superstar to Play at Southwark Playhouse

Direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Nicola Wren’s one-woman show will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 26th November.

Playing for a limited four week run at the Southwark Playhouse’s Little space, Nicola Wren’s Superstar is based on a true story on how one woman came to terms with who she was.

Nicola knew from very early on that if she wanted her four siblings’ approval then she would need to impress them, so she set out to become a superstar.

But what happens when one of her siblings genuinely does become a superstar? With Chris Martin of Coldplay fame as her older brother, how long can she fight to stay out of his shadow? How can she to prove to her siblings, the world and, eventually, herself, that she is enough in her own right?

The production, directed by Sadie Spencer arrives in London following a run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Superstar also features set design by Cara Evans, lighting design by Jack Weir and sound design by Beth Duke and Max Perryment.

Superstar is written and performed by Nicola Wren, whose other work as a writer and performer includes: Replay, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 to critical acclaim and later transferred to New York’s Brits Off Broadway festival (59E59 Theaters) and London’s Soho Theatre in 2018. Her first play 501 Things I Do In My Bedroom debuted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015 and transferred to the King’s Head Theatre. Nicola trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her credits include Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4), A Song for Jenny (BBC One) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. 

Superstar will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 26th November until the 21st December.

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