I Feel the Need

Theatre (true-life, storytelling)

  • Assembly Rooms - Powder Room
  • 13:00
  • Aug 18-27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United States
  • Group: Fringe Management
  • Warnings and additional info: Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


'The need for speed!' This thrilling cross between Fleabag and Top Gun is written and performed by Loree "Rowdy" Draude, one of the first women to fly combat jets for the U.S. Navy. Loree captivatingly recounts her path to accidental aviation pioneer as she takes the audience on a fascinating and exhilarating tour of the flights and fights of her life. Whether in the cockpit masterfully bringing her jet in for landing on an aircraft carrier, or navigating the adventures, humour and tragedies of life, Loree has what it takes to be a true 'top gun'.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Situated on an astroturfed outdoor site.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Carola Martin-Smith 37 days ago

A great story very well presented. Fascinating and very inspiring,

Ken 38 days ago

Thanks for a great show Loree, your personal story is very inspiring and told in a surprisingly understated way. I would definitely recommend your show.

EW 39 days ago

Truly inspiring show by Loree!

Her story is well worth listening to, and leaves us with food for thought about whether there is life beyond what we have grown so fond of doing over the past several decades!

Martin 42 days ago

Gripping autobiographical story, not just about a career in the US Navy but with lots of very personal anecdotes on a journey through life. Superbly well crafted script very professionally packaged ready for a TED talk. Go see it.

James 43 days ago

This is a really great show, which I thoroughly recommend. It’s a fascinating account from one of the first women to fly as an aircraft carrier aviator. It also finishes in a rather inspiring manner, discussing how we all worry too much about what others think of us. You only truly answer to the person in the mirror.

Stuart Collinson 51 days ago

Saw “I Feel the Need” about a US Naval Aviator. Fascinating and moving account from a female US Air Force pilot. Highly recommend.

Lauren N 51 days ago

We really enjoyed the show by Loree who was interesting and engaging. Shes led an interesting life and shares her story with heart and humour.

Chris Foster 52 days ago

The highs and lows in the life of a true Top Gun. Slickly delivered and entirely engrossing.

Dan Haywood 52 days ago

Enjoyed this, an excellent and professional performance from someone with a very interesting (life) story to tell. The hour whizzed by, never flagged.

Catherine 55 days ago

Highly recommended. Loved this one-woman show. Being a Navy pilot is nothing like Top Gun she says and goes on to tell you how it really is. Wonderful story teller with humour and poignant stories.

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Bouquets & Brickbats (3.5/5 stars) 37 days ago

Anyone on the lookout for a more realistic account of a ‘Top Gun’ life will find what they’re looking for in The Powder Room.

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