Nele Needs A Holiday: The Musical

A Belgian popstar moves to London to steal the job of British popstars. Luckily, austerity is here to stop her. Nele Needs A Holiday: The Musical is a tongue-in-cheek Pop Opera about a girl called Nele who turns her life into a big international mess because she wants be famous on the other side of the English Channel. It’s a a rags-to-more-rags story showing the magnificent relieve of grandiose failure in love, life, and a so-called career.

Nele Needs A Holiday is a dramatic songwriter based in Brussels and London – for as long as it lasts. After releasing two albums, she decided to write a musical theatre show about the unfortunate encounters she has with her own ambition. Expect theatrical showtunes and profound torch-songs with an overriding eyebrow raised at the absurdity of life, brought by an all-female band meticulously trained to sing with their tongs in their cheeks.


Directed by Annemiek Van Elst

Written by Nele Van den Broeck

Coproduced by Nele Needs A Holiday, Big in Belgium, Theater Royal Plymouth & Richard Jordan Productions