Talawa Theatre Company and Royal Court Theatre
“I’m a singer slash rapper. I’m not the sort of girl that will be working in fucking Wetherspoons for 8 pounds an hour.”
Sasha Clayton’s 24 and living with her mum, step-dad, and irritating little sister, in Plaistow. She’s gone from being the most popular girl at school, to spending most of her time on her own in her bedroom scrolling through social media.
She may not have a job or a flat, and, admittedly her boyfriend’s not answering her calls; but she’s got talent and a dream – when she releases her first EP everything’s going to change.
“I look at my page and think ‘Fuck me do I want her life!’ then I remember I do have my life – only it feels a bit different.”
Superhoe is Nicôle Lecky’s Royal Court writing and performing debut and is directed by Jade Lewis who previously assisted debbie tucker green on 2017’s a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun). Superhoe is the first collaboration between Talawa Theatre Company and the Royal Court Theatre and was first presented as part of Talawa Firsts in June 2018.
The Big Idea: Post-show Talk | Tue 12 Feb
Writer/performer Nicôle Lecky in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.
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“Nicôle Lecky is a revelation in a smart, authentic and provocative solo piece.”
Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard Read full review
"Frank, funny, and at times devastating."
Daniella Harrison, WhatsOnStage Read full review
“Mingling mirth with pathos, it wraps together the complexities of being at the starting-gate of adulthood yet feeling like the race is almost over.”
Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph Read full review
“This is a terrific piece by rising star Nicôle Lecky, full of wit, truth and blazing feeling.”
Claire Allfree, Metro Read full review
"An engaging and hyper-provocative solo piece that shines a light on the perils new generations face."
Cindy Marcolina, Broadway World Read full review
"A brilliant piece of writing."
Aleks Sierz, The Arts Desk Read full review
"Equal parts brutally funny and brutally sad.”
Rosemary Waugh, The Stage Read full review
“Nicôle Lecky is a serious name to watch.”
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out Read full review
“Nicôle Lecky’s astute one-woman show, punctuated with rap, pins down the financial and moral dilemmas of her peers.”
Kate Wyver, Guardian Read full review
“Directed with aplomb by Jade Lewis.”
Ann Treneman, The Times Read full review
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 4 Feb 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm (from 7 Feb)
Running time: approx. 85 mins (with no interval)
Smoke and haze are used during the production.
For a list of organisations that can offer support and advice in response to any of the issues raised in Superhoe, please click here
Age Guidance: 14+
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