Matthew Schmolle Productions presents The 10th Anniversary Production of

Captain Amazing

by Alistair McDowall
1 - 25 MAY 2024

Ticket Prices:
£24 Standard | £19 Concession | Preview £16 | Pioneers' Preview (1 May) £10


‘What do you do as Captain Amazing?’

‘Fight… baddies and things. Save people… make people go to bed when they’re supposed to go to bed…’

Join Mr… no … CAPTAIN Amazing, the world’s most unassuming superhero in Alistair McDowall’s critically-acclaimed masterpiece.

From battling his arch-nemesis Evil Man, to getting his daughter to school on time, discover what compelled this DIY store sales assistant to first don the cape and  follow him into his final mission – the hardest one of all.

A hilarious and heart-breaking adventure which reminds us that even the invincible aren’t immune to tragedy.

Celebrating the play’s 10th anniversary, Mark Weinman delivers his “astonishing solo performance” (Lyn Gardner, The Guardian), in this brand-new production by award-winning director Clive Judd, “a Mike Leigh in the waiting” (WhatsOnStage).

If I could get all your numbers I would ring you all up individually and urge you to see Captain Amazing” Simon Stephens

This play is, quite literally, amazing. From an extraordinarily talented team” Joe Lycett

★★★★★”A must-see production that showcases the power of storytelling” West End Best Friend

★★★★★ “Timeless and emotive… perfectly silly and sensitive” Spy In The Stalls

★★★★★”As powerful now as it would have been in 2013” Theatre News

★★★★★  “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 and Arts Reviews
★★★★ Reviews Hub
★★★★ All That Dazzles
★★★★ North West End


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+.



The Company

Mark Weinman

Clive Judd
Georgia De Grey
Will Monks
Asaf Zohar
Laura Whittle
Multitude Media
Cup of Ambition
Madison Coby Studio
Matthew Schmolle Productions
Lewis Champney
Anita Gilbert

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Captain Amazing

at Venue: Borough SE1

Every day at 10am we’ll release a strictly limited allocation of 20 tickets per performance at a discounted rate of £10 for that days show/s only. This discount will apply automatically to the first 20 tickets booked at 10am, either online, on the phone, or in person.

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Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

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