News: Want to see a “Super” Show @EdFringe? Be My Hero -Go see and support @SupertownShow
‘You don’t need Superpowers to be a Hero’
Hot on the heels of its successful World Premiere production by the award-winning ‘LIDOS’ in Leeds 2014 comes Supertown, the must-see brand new comedy musical.
“An absolute hoot!” BBC Radio Leeds
The People of Supertown are protected on a daily basis from ruthless and evil Super villains, by brave and powerful Superheroes, who fight for them day-in and day-out to ensure that they’re all safe and free. But not everyone in Supertown is happy about that… For Ste (a normal), these Superheros are just an annoyingly arrogant bunch of people who are ruining his chance for romance with the beautiful Sally. Ste’s contempt for Superheroes, and in particular the town’s Heartthrob Thunderman, leads to an unlikely teaming up between him and Zapper- the worst hero in town, to remove Thunderman from his pedestal. However their quest lands them embroiled in a plot far darker than they’d imagined, and soon they’re fighting to protect the safety and freedom of everyone in Supertown, and in doing so, prove you don’t need Superpowers to be a hero!
“This exciting show is set to take the world by storm” Theatrecrazy
Supertown is a funny feel good musical full of catchy tunes, hilarious characters and with up- beat positive messages (plus lots of Superheroes in spandex). Written by Leeds based duo James Sidgwick and Robert Sanders the show was premiered in Leeds Carriage works Theatre in September 2014, the show was invited to brush off its cape and put on a special performance for the NODA Northeast annual conference in April 2015.
“It’s so exciting to see new work, especially of this standard” NODA
We’ve had to raise a lot of money to bring the show to the fringe this year, so the cast have all taken on a ‘Super challenge’ as a team of 16 (15 cast plus 1 musician), we pledged to run, swim or walk the 350km distance from The Carriage works Theatre in Leeds (Where Supertown staged its world premier) to theSpaceUK Venue 45 in Edinburgh in two weeks. The money raised (£1405.08) was split evenly between our fringe fund and the charity ‘Help the Heroes’ who provide amazing support for the real Heroes of this country. We’re really happy that this ambitious undertaking not only helped us get our show to Edinburgh, but also helped support them in their work.
“Lively, Colourful and Entertaining” LCAG
Venue: theSpaceUK @ Venue 45
Time: 15:55 – 17:20
Dates: 17th – 29th August (not 23rd) Tickets: 17th £5
18th, 19th, 24th -26th £8 (£7)
20th – 22nd, 27th – 29th £9 (£8)