Our youngest ever winner of the Funny Women Awards London Hughes has announced her debut hour long Edinburgh show London Hughes: Superstar (It’s Just Nobody’s Realised It).
The ITV2 Bad Bridesmaid star has always believed that she would be a mega-famous superstar, but at the age of 27 she hasn’t quite achieved that, yet… She has, however, earned not one but three Guinness World Records, written and starred in countless TV and radio sitcoms and counts Prince Charles as a fan – he once told her she was ‘far too pretty to be comedian’.
London’s debut hour show tells the hilarious tale of a young black girl’s search for superstardom set to a backdrop of popular 90’s TV shows. For a jam-packed hour, London mixes her love of dance, television and comedy with funny and, at times, hilariously awkward audience participation as she shares her real life journey into the crazy world of entertainment as ‘a black woman’ – which she’s been reminded that she is a few times…
“I’d always look at Britney’s career and compare it to mine. But It was so depressing! By the age of 12 Britney had starred in Disney’s The Mickey Mouse club and by 14 she’d achieved pop stardom. By the age of 12 I’d made it into my school’s book club, and by 14 I’d achieved a regular period.”
London Hughes: Superstar is a high energy performance which entertains and at the same time examines the hot topic of diversity within the industry – all delivered in Hughes’ signature honest and non-conformist comedic style. Will London get it all; the fame, the boys and, of course, the waxwork in Madame Tussauds?
London Hughes: Superstar (It’s Just Nobody’s Realised It)Edinburgh Festival Fringe Debut is at C Royale Venue 6, 2nd-27th August (not 14th) 7.15pm. Tickets £12.50 – £14.50 (concessions £10.50 – £12.50)