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?
Fresh from a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, Superstar is the heart-warming, hilarious and honest story of Nicola Wren’s desperate attempt to stand out in a family of big characters. A true story and joyful celebration of coming to terms with you are.
Nicola’s 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. It was published by Methuen. 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.
Written and performed by Nicola Wren. Directed by Sadie Spencer.
Set design by Cara Evans. Lighting design by Jack Weir.
Sound design by Beth Duke and Max Perryment.
Superstar is on at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BD from 26th Nov – 21st Dec. Times: Tuesday to Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 6.30pm; Tuesday and Saturday matinees at 3.30pm. Admission: £10 – £18. Phone: 0207 497 0234.