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Superhoe

Superhoe

By Nicôle Lecky
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848428386, 64 pages, January 2019

Excerpt

"I’m a singer-slash-rapper. I’m not the sort of girl that will be working in fucking Wetherspoons for eight pounds an hour. "

Description

Sasha Clayton is twenty-four and living with her mum, stepdad, and irritating little sister, in Plaistow, East London. 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.

Nicôle Lecky's play Superhoe was first staged in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in January 2019, performed by its author and directed by Jade Lewis. It was the first collaboration between Talawa Theatre Company and the Royal Court.

Reviews

"A terrific piece by rising star Nicole Lecky, full of wit, truth and blazing feeling. .. smart, of the moment, and very funny. " —Metro

"Astute, aggy and punctuated with rap, Superhoe pins down the financial difficulties of young adults. " —Guardian

"A frank, funny, and at times devastating piece which explores class, familial relations, and making ends meet with only your phone. " —WhatsOnStage

"Nicôle Lecky is a serious name to watch… this thrilling monologue is clearly the work of somebody who will go very, very far indeed. " —Time Out

"Fiercely clever. .. equal parts brutally funny and brutally sad. .. for a story of loneliness, isolation and entrapment, Superhoe is also beautiful and hopeful. " —The Stage

"Nicole Lecky is a revelation… smart, sweary, authentic and provocative. " —Evening Standard

"A vivid and touching portrait of millennial angst. " —Telegraph

"An engaging and hyper-provocative solo piece that shines a light on the perils new generations face. " —Broadway World