Saving Britney


Fake Escape present

Saving Britney

Written by David Shopland with Shereen Roushbaiani


“I fell in love instantly. From the moment I saw her on CD:UK. Cat Deeley introducing her like John The Baptist preparing the way of the Lord…”

She was on national TV by the time she was seven. She was an international superstar by sixteen. By 25 she was committed to a mental institution. For Millennials like Jean, they grew up with Britney Spears. They listened to her music. They watched her movies. She was their idol.

Over the course of an hour we see the iconic star from Jean’s perspective; why the Princess of Pop influenced her life and how the connections shared between them eventually lead Jean to an unbelievable moment of self-discovery.

Inspired by the #FreeBritney movement, Saving Britney is a hilarious and heartbreaking look at celebrity obsession, sexuality and growing up in the early noughties; featuring more nostalgia than you can shake a Tamagochi at!

Devised collaboratively by award-winning performer Shereen Roushbaiani (BBC’s Doctors, Pride and Prejudice The Panto, Mummylogues) and internationally recognised writer/director David Shopland (A Dream Of Dying, Into Thin Air, The Little Mermaid), This production at The Old Red Lion marks the world premiere of Saving Britney

Since its formation in 2013, Fake Escape has been committed to spearheading exciting new artistic projects that not only entertain and engage audiences, but open a dialogue with a new generation of theatregoers and theatremakers alike.

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Performed by Shereen Roushbaiani

Written by David Shopland with Shereen Roushbaiani

Produced by Fake Escape


Running Time - 60 mins

Content Notice: This play contains strong language and the use of flashing lights Age guidance: 12+


This production is made possible by an Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund grant awarded to the Old Red Lion Theatre.


Performances dates: Wed 13th, Thurs 14th, Fri 15th, Sat 16th January 2021. 

Each performance date has two performances - at 6pm & 8.30pm - to allow for a socially distanced auditorium.

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