"Intriguing mix of public and private stories."



"Saving Britney... is unpretentious, emotional, amusing and moving. This is why, after the show, you will probably feel like saying, GIMME MORE."



"Regardless of age or even how much you know about Britney, all will be able to take a great deal away from this imaginative work."



"Shereen Roushbaiani gives a captivating performance in this one person show"



Fake Escape present

Saving Britney

Written by David Shopland with Shereen Roushbaiani

**2021 OFFIE NOMINATED for 'Lead Performance in a Play' & 'Director (Plays)'**

'The writing immediately grabs you, and both gives your brain cells a shake and ruffles your neglected lockdown hair. Another Old Red Lion hit.' Aleks Sierz on Saving Britney: Prologue

Inspired by the #FreeBritney movement and the powerful New York Times documentary, 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!

She was on national TV by the time she was seven. She was an international superstar by sixteen. But now she is in trouble and the only person that can save the princess of pop might just be millennial Britney Spears superfan Jean from Gloucestershire...

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

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 marks the world premiere of the full production of Saving Britney after Saving Britney: Prologue was streamed digitally via the Old Red Lion Theatre in April 2021.

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 theatre-makers alike.

'Roushbaiani clearly identifies with the subject, and that comes across in her energetic and passionate performance' - Theatre Weekly on Saving Britney: Prologue


Performed by Shereen Roushbaiani
Written by David Shopland with Shereen Roushbaiani
Directed by David Shopland
Produced by Fake Escape in association with The Old Red Lion Theatre

Running Time - 70 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.



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