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 as her older brother, how long can she fight to stay out of his shadow? How can she 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.
Recommended age: 12+
The press on Superstar in Edinburgh:
★★★★ “Bags of personality, abundant talent… one of the finds of the festival.” The Telegraph
★★★★★ “Going to see this show is an absolute no brainer.” Broadway Baby
★★★★ “A very funny piece of theatre… beautifully written.” Theatre Weekly
★★★★ “A real treat.” Scottish Daily Mail
★★★★ “[Wren] really is a talented theatremaker.” Everything Theatre
Listed as one of The Guardian‘s ‘Shows we recommend’ in Edinburgh.
Production Images by Karla Gowlett
MAKING YOUR OWN WORK
Writer and performer Nicola Wren will be running a series of workshops around Superstar, free to ticket holders.
The workshops will cover:
– Starting writing – unblocking and finding material from your life
– Expanding a short story into a full-length play
– Putting on your first play on a shoe-string budget
The workshops will run on Tuesday 3rd December at 5pm, Saturday 14th December at 5pm, and Sunday 15th December at 3pm.
Nicola trained as an actor on the BA Acting (CDT) course at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in 2014 with a 1st. Superstar is the third play Nicola has written and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her last play, Replay sold out and went on to run for three weeks at the 2018 Brits Off Broadway season in New York, followed by a week at London’s Soho Theatre. Her first play, 501 Things I Do In My Bedroom transferred to the King’s Head Theatre in London. Work as an actor includes Stath Lets Flats (C4), A Song For Jenny (BBC) and King Arthur Legend of the Sword. She is also an alumni of the Soho Theatre Comedy and Writer’s Labs.
Thursday 5th December
After the 8pm performance on Thursday, 5 December 2019 writer and performer Nicola Wren will be in conversation with radio DJ and TV presenter Edith Bowman. Free entry with a ticket to the performance.