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A play about finding out who you truly are...
by becoming a super hero.

logo By this point you’d have to have been living in the middle of Knowhere not to have heard of the Avengers, the X-men or the Justice League.

But it takes a special kind of geek to assume that “Knowhere” isn’t a typo… it’s the severed head of a Celestial, floating ever closer to the edge of existence inhabited by people who come for the low rent and don’t really consider the high insurance premiums.


And it’s that kind of geek that this show is about. 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 power and 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. Suitable for all ages.

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    More from The Extra, on Hero Worship
    Posted in: PREVIEWS

    Search for the hero inside Gillian Loney gillian.loney@jpress.co.uk 07:00Thursday 12 March 2015 It’s a tale of one man and his quest for a place in the world of caped crusaders in this week’s theatre spotlight — with a few laughs thrown in. Giffnock player Kenny Boyle — one half of Glasgow company Sonic Boom — […]

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    Review by Mumble Theatre
    Posted in: REVIEWS

    Hero Worship Mar 12 Posted by yodamo One Touch Theatre Eden Court Inverness 10 March 2015 What is your superpower? Does everyone have a superpower? Does everyone have a secret identity? This is the question that Kenny Boyle tries to find out in his one man show about love life and comic books. Hero Worship […]

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    Audience Reviews – Ayr Gaiety and Perth Concert Hall
    Posted in: REVIEWS

    Some lovely audience reviews  coming in from the shows in Ayr and Perth! “I was working on the Gaiety door tonight and when the audience had taken their seats, I was privileged to watch the performance of Kenny Boyle in Hero Worship. This was a clever, sensitive, one man show with a monologue of just […]

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    WhatsOn North on Hero Worship
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    From page to stage in superhero quest No hero: Kenny Boyle as Anachronism. SUMMER holidays on Lewis turned Kenny Boyle into a superhero. At least it was the comics he read to keep him entertained on those Hebridean holidays that have inspired his one-man show, Hero Worship, which comes to Eden Court next week. “My […]

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