A COMEDY writer hopes to take her new show — about a woman obsessed with Sue Perkins — to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Eleanor Higgins, from Cowes, has already created a buzz with the self-penned, one-woman comedy drama, In PurSUEt, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take it to Edinburgh.

It is a true story, based on Eleanor's own experiences, about a woman dealing with a drinking problem who starts stalking the television presenter Sue Perkins.

Eleanor, a writer, actor and creator, feminist and LGBTQ+ advocate, trained at the Royal Academy of Music and Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. She has worked in theatre and the arts for the last decade.

She battled substance misuse throughout her twenties, while progressively — and harmlessly — pursing Sue Perkins.

Now three years sober, and with a diploma in advanced psychology, Eleanor has decided to share her brutally honest story about obsession and addiction with the world.

Picture a woman sat in a therapists office. She's been sent there to deal with her drink problem. But she doesn't need help. She needs Sue Perkins. They are meant for each other. If only Sue could see that too.

With her crush too busy being a celebrity, she 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.

Exploring the themes of mental health and substance misuse, In PurSUEt challenges some of the modern notions of addiction, obsession and being LGBT in today's society.

Eleanor said: "It’s had amazing reviews so far and created a huge buzz within the industry, which is very exciting.

"It has completely taken off on social media and my female-led production company behind the show, Bush Productions, has had the honour of being supported by the NatWest Back Her Business scheme."

Donations can be made at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/inpursuet

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