Captain Amazing

Captain Amazing

Have you ever met a superhero? A real superhero?

What if superheroes were all around us, quietly walking the streets, working in offices, or taking their children to school?

Mark, a reticent young man, is impelled into articulacy, action and superherodom by the arrival of his daughter, Emily. You see, some superheroes don’t know they are superheroes until they become fathers.

Captain Amazing tells the story of the transformative power of fatherhood, everyday acts of courage and how even the invincible aren’t immune to tragedy.

Award-winning Alistair McDowall’s funny, inventive and poignant one-man show was showered with glittering reviews after its world premiere at Live Theatre, Newcastle and the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, receiving a national tour in 2014.

Captain Amazing once again takes flight in a brand new Citizens Theatre production presented in our Circle Studio.

With thanks to the Robertson Trust for their support of Actor Intern Nicholas Ralph.

    28 Mar7.30pm
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    31 Mar2.30pm
    31 Mar7.30pm
  • Cast & Creative Team

    Director - Tess Monro

    Writer - Alistair McDowall

    Lighting Designer - Stuart Jenkins


    Nicholas Ralph


"Marvellously comic script"
- Reviews Hub, 2014

"... this one man show is a little gem... an intelligent, involving examination of the transformative potential of fatherhood – of its ability to take a man who can barely look at himself in the mirror, and make him feel all-powerful, worthy of love. "
- Telegraph, 2013

"This is a terrific piece of writing – full of crackle, invention and heart"
- The Guardian, 2013

"It's a poignant understated salute to everyday acts of courage"
- The Times

"We need playwrights like McDowall. He believes in potential, champions underdogs and writes with such full-blooded bighearted empathy that you can't help but be won over"
- The Scotsman


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