Saving Britney at the Lawrence Batley Theatre

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Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Saving Britney at the Lawrence Batley Theatre
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Saving Britney at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, 11–12 February 2022, from £12.00 - Book now

Co-devised by writer David Shopland and writer/performer Shereen Roushbaiani, Saving Britney is a theatre show that takes its inspiration from the #FreeBritney movement and the much-publicised New York Times documentary ‘Framing Britney Spears’.

A theatre show that takes its inspiration from the #FreeBritney movement.

Although just 39 years old, Britney Spears’ life has taken some serious narrative turns – and it’s also been played out in a very public forum. This new show uses the enigma of Britney Spears to explore our fascination with celebrity and how powerful the notion of a public figure can be.

Packed with nostalgia, the show takes a hilarious and heartbreaking look at our obsession with celebrities. The play also explores sexuality and being a young woman in the early noughties.

Packed with nostalgia, the show takes a hilarious and heartbreaking look at our obsession with celebrities.

The one-woman show centres around Jean, a Britney Spears superfan, and the similarities she shares with her idol. Weaving between the two women’s lives, Saving Britney attempts to capture the essence of growing up in the ‘90s and ‘00s. Exploring celebrity culture and what it means to be famous, it also tackles themes around ADHD diagnosis and sexuality.

Featuring some of the Princess of Pop’s best-known songs, die-hard fans of Britney almost certainly won’t want to miss this show. Catch Saving Britney at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, as part of its 12 venue UK tour, before it transfers to The SoHo Playhouse, the same Off-Broadway venue where Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag made its New York debut.

Saving Britney at Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

11–12 February 2022
From £12.00