Hero Worship (Sonic Boom Theatre Company)
By Andy Leask | Published on Friday 26 August 2016
Comic book references are laced through ‘Hero Worship’, like the adamantium coating Wolverine’s skeleton. If that made no sense to you, then you may struggle with this play, as the superhero tropes fly thick and fast throughout; that being said, even without the pop-culture knowledge there is much to admire in this one-man show, which invites us to find our own powers, and to overcome the villains: depression, self-doubt and anxiety. If I had to find fault, the third act – like that of many superhero movies – is perhaps a little erratic, but writer/performer Kenny Boyle delivers something special. ‘Hero Worship’ is charming, witty and effortlessly entertaining, by turns funny and moving. Just like a good comic book, really.
C, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andy Leask]