Fresh from a sell-out debut at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, Britney is a two-woman sketch show from prize-winning playwright Charly Clive and ex-Cambridge Footlight Ellen Robertson coming to VAULT Festival 2017 for its final run.
“A smart, funny piece of comic theatre that handles a sensitive subject with a sure and witty touch” Christopher Haydon, Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre
Britney is the very true story of two best friends coming to terms with one being diagnosed with a brain tumour. It’s told in the way they rationalised it to each other, with a host of characters including: a stuffed dog, some Hollywood Producers, the population of a small Welsh town, the two best friends in question, and the all-important star of the show: Britney the brain tumour, not wildly dissimilar to Britney Spears in the breakdown years. It’s about how often the funniest stuff happens at the worst of times.
“This is a terrific show. Hilarious, clever, poignant and performed by the funniest double act I have seen for years. Highly recommended indeed” Tony Gardner
Charly has recently moved to the UK from New York, where her previous writing credits included On Prosperity (AADA), Safety Dance (Origin Theatre Comedy, winner of the Breaking Ground award for new writing) and as associate playwright, Shows for Days (Douglas Carter-Beane, Lincoln Centre NY).
Ellen’s new play, Nesting, will debut at the Watermill Theatre this summer (directed by Emily Burns). She is developing The Point of Use with support from SLAMKingsCross and last year wrote the book for a new musical, The Last Post, which has been in development with LTD productions.
BRITNEY. VAULT Festival 2017, The Vaults, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN.
Wednesday 25th January – Sunday 29th January 2017, 21:30-22:30, Studio. £9