Camilla Whitehill

Plays by Camilla Whitehill

Mr Incredible

Nick Hern Books
Type: Text

Camilla Whitehill's Mr Incredible is a one-man play about modern love and old-fashioned entitlement. It was first produced by Longsight Theatre at the Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on 4 August 2016. An earlier version of the play was first performed at VAULT Festival, London, on 10 February 2016.

The play is a dramatic monologue spoken by a 31-year-old character called Adam, whose four-year relationship with Holly, five years his junior, has just ended. Adam describes how the couple met, came to live together and then drifted apart. He wanted children, but Holly wanted to develop a career as a journalist and to seize the opportunities available to young women in the modern world.

The Longsight Theatre production was directed by Sarah Meadows and designed by Justin Nardella and Catherine Morgan. It was performed by Alistair Donegan.

Camilla Whitehill is a playwright who originally trained as an actor at the Birmingham School of Acting, graduating in 2012. Her plays include Mr Incredible (VAULT Festival, London, and Edinburgh Fringe, 2016) and Where Do Little Birds Go? (People's Choice Award at VAULT Festival 2015, UK tour, and Edinburgh Fringe). She has had short plays produced at Soho Theatre, Park Theatre, Camden People's Theatre, the Old Red Lion, and the Hen & Chickens Theatre. Her short play Icebergs won the international short play competition Pint Sized Plays in 2013, and her radio play Pier was produced by the Heritage Arts Company.