This November our Soho Rising festival hosts a bunch of the brightest new Soho Theatre Labs voices, over a fortnight.
'Britney' is the true story of what happens to two best friends when one of them gets a brain tumour.
Recommended by The Guardian, London Evening Standard and Time Out, Britney is the debut show from Funny Women Regional Finalists (2018) Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson. As hilarious as it is moving, it has already had sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and VAULT Festivals and the Battersea Arts Centre in 2018.
‘The pair reminded me of a modern-day French and Saunders.’A Younger Theatre
Charly is currently playing the lead role of Marnie in Channel 4’s “must-see” 6 x 45’ comedy-drama series Pure, giving what Digital Spy describe as a “star-making performance”. Ellen Robertson was recently seen in triple Olivier Award winner Mike Bartlett’s latest play, Snowflake, which received rave reviews: “Ellen Robertson puts in a late, touching appearance as Maya.” ★★★★ – Guardian. Ellen and Charly are working on new live material and are developing a scripted television project with Pure producers Drama Republic.
Britney is a show with a lot of heart. And a brain tumour.
'Heart-achingly funny... Britney is a laugh out loud celebration of their friendship and love for one another.'
'I have never been so moved by a Fringe performance before. Britney touched me in ways no comedy show has.'
'A show that will destroy you and rebuild you all over again . . . it is, at least on the surface, a comedy – but also a also a touching, powerful, and optimistic piece of storytelling that’s not to be missed.'
'Taking a wholly unfunny subject and turning it in to a comedy cannot possibly be an easy task, but that’s exactly what Charly Clive and Ellen Robertson have done with Britney. Not only that, they’ve done it incredibly well... Britney is laugh-out-loud funny and told with love.'
'Intelligent and insightful.'