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AYT Review: Captain Amazing

AYT Review: Captain Amazing

Also published on A Younger Theatre


This is the story of a superhero and a puppet. Like all good stories, it needs a good guy and a bad guy, a villain hell bent on destroying the world with his nuclear missile. Mark (Adam Trussell) is both of these characters and more, until an unwanted pregnancy comes along. Suddenly he is both a superhero and a dad, having to think about responsibilities and teach daughter Emily (puppet by Jessica Warshaw) about the world. Mother and father grow apart, Mark struggles to cope with the pressure – these are problems that can’t be disintegrated with laser beams that come from your eyes. Alistair McDowall’s Captain Amazing switches between fantasy and fatherhood, a surrealist tale that centres itself inside Mark’s head.

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