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Superstar (Nicola Wren and Something For The Weekend)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

The youngest of five siblings, Nicola Wren grew up desperate to impress her older brothers and sister. Getting into acting from a young age via local productions she was a big fish in a small pond, dreaming of stardom. Set against the backdrop of a comfortable middle-class upbringing, this autobiographical tale seems unremarkable – except that her eldest sibling is Chris Martin from that big famous band Coldplay. Growing up in the shadow of a pop phenomenon is inextricably part of Wren’s identity, whether she likes it or not, and ‘Superstar’ is her attempt to reconcile her past with her future, to accept that she is enough in her own right. A charming actor, Wren’s performance is slick and full of humour and plenty of self-awareness.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]