Theatre (new writing)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - The Cellar
  • 13:45
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Matthew Radway
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains scenes of violence and strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


On Hollywood Boulevard, a group of actors are posing as famous characters for photos with tourists. Right now it's 100°, Batman has just punched Robin in the face and the whole thing is about to be on TMZ. Captain Jack Sparrow has fainted and Catwoman is screaming. It's all gone a bit wrong. Super is a darkly comic drama about ambition, love and overwhelming failure told by two not-very-super heroes. Previous work: **** (ThreeWeeks). **** ( As heard on BBC Radio 4.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in cobbled courtyard. Access to space via locked lift, please notify venue ahead of your visit if you require use of the lift and ask at Info Shed upon arrival for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Oleg Slinin 37 days ago

Very fun play, well written and acted. It's a real LA story, I could taste the mascara.

Brian Rust 37 days ago

I knew a Hollywood Boulevard performer (miss you, Clownilyn Monroe) and quite a few struggling actors/street act folks, and this show really rings true. It accurately captures the stress and hustle and grind…and also how intoxicating the tiniest good moments can seem. Very good writing, and an excellent cast!

James 42 days ago

Good show. Go to it.

Alex McKay 42 days ago

An uncompressing look at the lives of struggling actors making ends meet by wearing costumes on Hollywood Blvd. Obsession, jealousy, resentment & desperation are all explored by the fantastic duo of actors. A lot of funny, barbed lines throughout and a good reminder that you should never trust a man dressed as Jack Sparrow.

Liking Batman isn't required. In fact, you'll probably end up disliking him by the end of it...

Doug Quelch 46 days ago

Always a bit of a gamble booking a show based on a chap giving you a flyer when your waiting for another show, but this was a gamble that totally paid off. Extremely well written and superbly acted by two very accomplished performers. Different, innovative, funny, and a tinge of pathos. Would totally recommend anyone to go.

Autumn McCartan 47 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed Super!! Very creative and original, I was invested right off the bat. I loved both characters and thought the writing was great. It’s a very well done show and I would recommend it, especially if you are a fan of the Last Five Years-style storytelling.

Sean Davis 48 days ago

Super (***)
A shallow man who makes a living wearing a Batman costume on Hollywood Blvd., and thinks of himself as a mentor other super hero imitators, alternates taking the stage with his former lover who provides a different view of his life. It was both fun and heartbreaking to her his rosy take on life juxtaposed to her realistic one, particularly when it came to their dating. The career of their mutual friend who initially wore a Robin costume provides a galling example of career advancement that eludes Batman.

This is the 36th most enjoyable of the 62 shows I have seen so far at the Fringe this year. I hope to see almost 200. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website:

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LondonTheatre1 (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

It’s unusual to be rooting for both characters in a failed marriage, but this nuanced and intriguing production makes that remarkably easy.

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Starburst Magazine (4/5 stars) 36 days ago

The writing here is quick and funny, with a solid core of bitter-sweet comedy that keeps everyone engaged throughout.

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ThreeWeeks (3/5 stars) 38 days ago

Terrific comic performances.

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West End Best Friend (4/5 stars) 49 days ago

Whether you're a fan of super heroes or not, this show is worth a watch. Kitsch and Super-funny!

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