A Live Theatre Production

Captain Amazing

  • By Alistair McDowall
  • Wed 16 Apr - Sun 4 May, 7pm (Sat matinees 2pm)
  • Wed 16 preview £10. Thereafter £15 (£12.50)

‘Moving and funny in equal measure… a work of pure joy.’ ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

Captain Amazing

‘A poignant understated salute to everyday acts of courage.’ ★★★★ Times

This Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 sell-out hit is a funny and poignant one man show that thrusts us into the life of Britain’s only part-time superhero.

Struggling to balance his family responsibilities and more conventional job, with defeating super villains and rescuing families from burning buildings, Captain Amazing explores how all parents strive to be heroes in the eyes of their children. Discover Captain Amazing’s origins, his family life and how even the invincible aren’t immune to tragedy.

‘Captain Amazing could well be the best one-man show at this year’s Fringe, a perfect union of acting, writing and directing.’ ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

Running time: Approx 60 minutes.
For ages: 14+, contains some strong language.

Part of the Soho Solo Season, supported by the Bertha Foundation.

‘It’s a phenomenal achievement to nestle so much joyous, whimsy-free wonder in such a truthful, painful story’ ★★★★★ Fest Magazine

‘The best one man show I have ever had the pleasure to see… You will marvel, cry and laugh.’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘Captain Amazing could well be the best one-man show at this year’s Fringe, a perfect union of acting, writing and directing’ ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘Full-blooded, big-hearted… you can’t help but be won over.’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘This may well be the best one-man show you’re likely to see at the Fringe this year.’ ★★★★ Telegraph

‘An astonishing solo performance… a monologue that crackles with invention.’ The Guardian