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Superstar transfers to Southwark Playhouse for a four-week festive run


Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

DIRECT from a sold-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, Nicola Wren’s one-woman show Superstar is transferring to Southwark Playhouse’s Little space for a four-week festive run – from Tuesday, November 26 to Saturday, December 21, 2019.

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?

Superstar is described as 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, it is a joyful celebration of coming to terms with you are.

Nicola Wren’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.

Wren trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her screen credits include Stath Lets Flats (Channel 4), A Song for Jenny (BBC One) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

Written and performed by Nicola Wren, Superstar is directed by Sadie Spencer and has set design by Cara Evans, lighting design by Jack Weir and sound design by Beth Duke and Max Perryment.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 020 7407 0234 or visit

Also at Southwark Playhouse: National Youth Theatre’s Autumn 2019 rep season which includes Great Expectations and Frankenstein (October 18 to November 30) and Olivier Award nominated Potted Panto, starring Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner (December 5, 2019 to January 11, 2020).