Giffnock theatremaker Kenny Boyle is heading to home turf at long last — and again, he’s on his lonesome.
The co-founder of Sonic Boom is going on tour with the Glasgow company’s latest one man show, Hero Worship — including a date at Eastwood Park Theatre.
Kenny, who runs Sonic Boom with Clare Sheppard, told The Extra: “We’re at Eastwood at last — I haven’t performed there since I was 12, in a Hans Christian Andersen musical.
“It’s great to be performing in the theatre I drive past most days. It’s so much bigger than I remember, and a bit nervewracking performing to my neighbours. I performed at the Globe last year and that was great, but I feel more pressure to be good at Eastwood Park.”
Still, Kenny’s character has some superpowers to fall back on — or he will, once he figures out what they are.
He explained: “It’s about a fella who’s a little bit lost in the world, and isn’t sure what he’s meant for — until he decides to become a superhero.
“He wants to fight crime but he doesn’t know what his superpower is. I’m hoping it feels intimate, because it’s about making a connection with the audience, bringing them into his world so they can join him on that journey.
“It’s told through a combination of storytelling and poetry — and hopefully it’s funny too.”
Funny may be top of the agenda as the show hits the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, and westend theatre Websters, on March 16.