From The Star to star of the show

Nadia Brooks on American road trip
Nadia Brooks on American road trip
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She has travelled a long way since leaving Sheffield – thousands of miles in fact.

Last year Nadia Brooks – a former news reporter at The Star, tea lover and fan of all things 1980s – took off on a solo 6,000-mile road trip around the United States of America.

Armed with Yorkshire Tea, a car she believed had a personality all of its own and an old-fashioned spiral-bound road atlas, she made her way across the Land of Dreams.

Along her journey, she ventured through labyrinths and encountered possible serial killers, Terminator-esque cops, folks who sent men to the moon and those who witnessed Roswell’s aliens.

Nadia accidentally performed at the SXSW Music Festival, unexpectedly worked on a Hollywood film set in New Orleans with ET’s Dee Wallace, met the Wizard of Oz and discovered Elvis is alive and well.

Now these tales and others will feature in Nadia’s debut show at the Edinbrgh Festival this summer – Tyke Rider: A Yorkshire Lass’s Driving Adventure from the City of Angels to Graceland via the Big Easy.

The hour-long show is on daily, from Thursday to Wednesday, August 1 to 7, at 10am.

It takes place on the top deck of the bus parked in the courtyard of The Laughing Horse at The Free Sisters, Cowgate, Edinburgh.