In PurSUEt is an award-winning one-woman show that tells the true story of a woman with a drinking problem who favours the stalking of Sue Perkins over dealing with her demons.
Following its sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the “queer cult sensation” In PurSUEt tells the story of a nameless ‘Woman’ sat in a therapist’s office. She’s been sent there to deal with her drink problem. But she doesn’t need help. She just needs Sue Perkins. They are meant for each other. If only Sue could see that too. But how can she? She’s too busy being a celebrity. So “Woman” sets out in pursuit of her love. From following Sue’s every move online – to breaking in backstage at the BBC, there isn’t anything she won’t do. But can she keep it all together and win her heart’s desire, whilst battling her out of control drinking?
Writer and actor Eleanor Higgins trained at the Royal Academy and at Circle In The Square Theatre School; New York. She battled substance misuse in her twenties whilst noticing the parallels between addiction and fantasy. Now in sobriety, and with a diploma in advanced psychology under her belt, she shares this intriguing story with the world. “I believe addiction and obsession are intrinsically linked – and that isn’t being spoken about enough”
Dates: 21st–22nd May 17:00pm, 24th May 18:00pm, 28-29th May 17:00pm.
Rialto Theatre, Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3PE