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NEW VIC FAVOURITE MICHAEL HUGO RETURNS TO OUR STAGE WITH CAPTAIN AMAZING REHEARSED READING

NEW VIC FAVOURITE MICHAEL HUGO RETURNS TO OUR STAGE WITH CAPTAIN AMAZING REHEARSED READING

24th September 2021

This October New Vic favourite Michael Hugo (The 39 Steps, Around the World in 80 Days, and most recently Coppelia – A Mystery) will channel his inner superhero to perform a rehearsed reading of Alistair McDowall’s touching play Captain Amazing.

Even superheroes can’t fix every tragedy, especially those that happen closest to home. While Captain Amazing is busy defeating super-villains and rescuing others from difficult situations, he struggles to balance his family responsibilities and more conventional job.

First performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013, this moving and humorous play looks at how one man strives to be a ‘superhero’ in the eyes of his daughter to break free from the responsibility and challenges of everyday life. 

Directed by Caroline Wilkes, Captain Amazing will be performed by Michael Hugo as an hour-long intimate script-in-hand reading in the New Vic auditorium on Friday 8 and Thursday 14 October at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the rehearsed reading of Captain Amazing are on sale now, priced at £5.00 (no Concessions), and can be booked by calling the Box Office on 01782 717962 or online here.


Article by Becky Loton

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