Saving Britney

Tue 18 May

Saving Britney

Tue 18 May
Inspired by the #FreeBritney movement and the powerful New York Times documentary, Saving Britney is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at celebrity obsession, sexuality and growing up in the early noughties.
DETAILS

The writing immediately grabs you, and both gives your brain cells a shake and ruffles your
neglected lockdown hair. Another Old Red Lion hit. -
Aleks Sierz on Saving Britney: Prologue

Inspired by the #FreeBritney movement and the powerful New York Times documentary, Saving
Britney is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at celebrity obsession, sexuality and growing up in the
early noughties; featuring more nostalgia than you can shake a Tamagochi at!

She was on national TV by the time she was seven. She was an international superstar by sixteen.
But now she is in trouble and the only person that can save the princess of pop might just be
millennial Britney Spears superfan Jean from Gloucestershire...

Over the course of an hour we see the iconic star from Jean’s perspective; why Britney influenced
her life and how the connections shared between them eventually lead Jean to an unbelievable
moment of self-discovery.

Devised collaboratively by award-winning performer Shereen Roushbaiani (BBC’s Doctors, Pride
and Prejudice The Panto, Mummylogues) and internationally recognised writer/director David
Shopland (A Dream Of Dying, Into Thin Air, The Little Mermaid), This marks the world premiere of
the full production of Saving Britney after Saving Britney: Prologue was streamed digitally via the
Old Red Lion Theatre in April 2021.


Since its formation in 2013, Fake Escape has been committed to spearheading exciting new artistic
projects that not only entertain and engage audiences, but open a dialogue with a new
generation of theatregoers and theatre-makers alike.

Roushbaiani clearly identifies with the subject, and that comes across in her energetic and
passionate performance
- Theatre Weekly on Saving Britney: Prologue

CAST & CREW
Performed by Shereen Roushbaiani
Written by David Shopland with Shereen Roushbaiani
Directed by David Shopland
Produced by Fake Escape in association with The Old Red Lion Theatre

Running Time - 70 mins

Content Notice: This play contains strong language and the use of flashing lights
Age guidance: 12+






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