The story of a hard working, nice, quiet boy who doesn’t seem to be so great at making friends; even though he can name all 130 members of the Avengers. But deep down he’s a superhero, desperate to discover his secret powerand earn his origin story. An original one man show; funny from the get go, occasionally heart-warming, saddening, dramatic, poetic and ultimately uplifting. The tale of a grown orphan who spent his weekends writing letters to Peter Parker, being jolted out of the fantasy-land of comics by his unannounced side-kick – a lost dog. Accessible to all: from the most seasoned comic fan to people who wouldn’t know Spider-man if they found him stuck in their bath.
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Hero Worship was first performed in March of 2015 in a tour of Scotland visiting Eden Court, Ayr Gaiety, Perth Concert Hall, Webster’s theatre, Eastwood Park theatre and Glasgow Comic Con. And subsequently in August 2016 in C Adam House as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Writer: Kenny Boyle
Hero: Kenny Boyle
Director: Claire Boyle
Stage manager: David Boyle
For some productions Hero Worship was partnered with Support In Mind Scotland and raised both money and awareness for the mental health charity.
Star of “The Lord of the Rings” and “Stranger Things” Sean Astin attended Hero Worship during it’s fringe run. He chose Hero Worship as his one and only performance to see during the fringe and praised the show highly.
Hero Worship toured to select schools following it’s theatrical and fringe tours. The aim of the school shows was to help highschool children discuss mental health issues.
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