“…flying…is a lot harder than it looks.”
Is it a bird…? Is it a plane…? No…!
It’s the return of Alistair McDowall’s (Pomona, The Glow, X, all of it) critically acclaimed masterpiece CAPTAIN AMAZING – “such full-blooded, big-hearted empathy that you can’t help but be won over” – The Scotsman.
Join the Captain in his latest colourful struggles. From battling arch-nemesis Evil Man, to the epic quest of getting his daughter to school on time. Hear what compelled our unassuming hero to first take flight. And discover how his latest mission might be the hardest one of all.
Donning the cape once more for this 10th anniversary adventure, Mark Weinman delivers his “astonishing solo performance” (Lyn Gardner – The Guardian), in a brand-new production by award-winning director Clive Judd (“… a Mike Leigh in the waiting” WhatsOnStage)
Together, we’ll re-open the pages of this hilarious and heart-breaking story which reminds us that one day, even the bravest of superheroes will need to hang up their cape… forever.
“If I could get all your numbers I would ring you all up individually and urge you to see CAPTAIN AMAZING” Simon Stephens
Praise for the team’s previous production of CAPTAIN AMAZING
★★★★★ “A perfect union of acting, writing and directing” A Younger Theatre
★★★★★ “It’s a phenomenal achievement to nestle so much joyous, whimsy-free wonder in such a truthful, painful story” FestMagazine
★★★★★ “Captain Amazing is a beautiful show. You will marvel, cry and laugh” Broadway Baby
★★★★ “This may well be the best one-man show you’re likely to see at the Fringe” The Telegraph
★★★★★ “An intense performance that is moving and funny in equal measure … what is presented on stage is a work of pure joy” WhatsOnStage
Theatre: The Little
Mon – Sat: 8pm
Tue & Sat: 3.30pm
Running Time: 70 mins
No interval and no re-entry.
We strongly advise that you arrive early and take your seats in advance of the start time as there is a no latecomers policy.
This production contains content related to bereavement and occasional strong language. Recommended for ages 12+.