Theatre (storytelling, comedy)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

This show has performances in multiple locations


From a very young age, Nicola has been determined to prove to her four older siblings, and the world, that she is more than just a little sister. But wasting all that time incessantly seeking her siblings' approval and searching for new ways to hide the fact that one of her brothers is mega-famous meant she could never quite find her place in the world. Until now. A wonderfully honest and extremely funny autobiographical rites-of-passage comedy written and performed by Nicola Wren (Replay). 'Wren is a talent to watch' (Guardian). 'Sparkling writing' **** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 50 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Alison Cuthbert 61 days ago

One of the best shows at the Fringe this year. This lady has huge natural talent. Keep an eye on what she's up to in the future - she's going place for sure

DR 65 days ago

Saw this yesterday, really enjoyed it, somewhat familiar story but told in a way that really kept the audience engaged. Recommended.

Brett Spencer 69 days ago

Really enjoyed this, the audience as a whole really loved it
Bags of warmth and really draws everyone in, interested to see what comes next

Ben L 78 days ago

This show was lovely and funny. It felt very transparent and non-acted. Would recommend to anyone who likes moles and hates Coldplay.

Nigel Botterill 79 days ago

Saw this on saturday 3rd.
Bloody brilliant.
Nicola Wren is one of the stand-out stars of the Fringe...

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The Stage [paywall] (3/5 stars) 68 days ago

In many ways, this one-woman play by Nicola Wren fulfils many of the stereotypes of low-budget, solo theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. An autobiographical piece loosely hung together around a point of difference in the performer’s own life. Its disjointed, slightly madcap cycling between illustrative clips of other onstage...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 69 days ago

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...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 70 days ago

I went yesterday, and quite frankly would go again today...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 70 days ago

Her wit, eccentricity and exceptional talent is what makes her a gifted performer...

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 72 days ago

It's a polished show from a confident writer and performer. While Superstarprides itself on being an honest piece of work, it feels almost too slick in places and comes across as a little insincere at times. Overall, it's a good story told well by a performer who is establishing herself on her own merits.

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 72 days ago

Nicola Wren is the youngest of five children and has always felt as though she's been in the shadow of her older siblings. So she's written this show to assert her own identity. Starting her story literally from conception, Wren takes us through her childhood. Conceived against the odds (her...

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 74 days ago

If you’re expecting a show that cashes in on the success of her brother then you’ll be disappointed, Nicola Wren is far too talented in her own right to have to use this as a way of getting bums on seats. Superstar is instead a very personal introspection about what it’s meant to Nicola to have a need to be accepted by all of her siblings, while standing in one giant shadow.

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The Guardian (3/5 stars) 78 days ago

The Edinburgh fringe is good at bringing forth harrowing personal stories, moving testimonies of overcoming obstacles, surviving illness, abuse and addiction. Safe to say, the list of harrowing subject matter doesn’t usually include growing up as the youngest of five siblings in a comfortable middle-class home. That one of those...

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The Telegraph (4/5 stars) 78 days ago

The sure-fire way of quickly drumming up business at the Fringe is by trading on a famous name. Write a play about someone known to millions. Better still, be related to someone famous. Last year, everyone got excited about Camilla Cleese dishing it out about her father John. But trumping...

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Whats On Stage (3/5 stars) 80 days ago

What do you do when you're the youngest of your much older, ridiculously high-achieving siblings? And how do you deal with that when one of those siblings happens to be Coldplay's Chris Martin? Writer and actor Nicola Wren has the scoop. Up until this point she's tried to downplay her...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 80 days ago

A one-handed show about making a one-handed show might be becoming a little passé at the Fringe but there is at least one final offering you should devour before you write the genre off. Nicola Wren returns to the Fringe with her autobiographical Superstar, the story of her past twenty-something...

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