Nico and Valerie Solanas – Warhol’s muse and would-be assassin – meet, in this black comedy about fame, failure and firearms.
The Chelsea Hotel, New York, 1968. Nico, German actress and singer with The Velvet Underground is waiting to shoot her role in Andy Warhol’s latest movie and for her lover, Jim Morrison, when her room is invaded by Valerie Solanas, radical feminist and would-be Warhol assassin. A duel to the death begins…
One hundred years since women got the vote, and thirty years since Valerie and Nico died, Fireraisers present a reimagining of two female pop culture icons at the epicentre of ‘60s cool battling for control of their own destinies.
Nathan Evans director
Sophie Olivia & Polly Wiseman cast
Featuring Super 8 film and live music.
Polly Wiseman’s work has been seen at venues including Soho Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Theatre 503, BAC and RVT.
Fireraisers has co-produced work with theatres such as National Theatre Studio, Birmingham Rep, Soho Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and The Pleasance and also makes large-scale site-specific shows in unexpected places.