Search for the hero inside

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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 — is gearing up to tackle the sizeable Eastwood stage on his own for Hero Worship, the theatre company’s latest offering on tour.

Audiences are invited along on an intimate journey into the inner thoughts and fears of Anachronism — a mild-mannered supermarket worker by day, superhero by night.

But what’s his superpower, you ask? Well, he’s still working that one out.

Kenny told The Extra: “He’s a little bit lost in the world, and isn’t sure what he’s meant for. He wants to fight crime — but doesn’t know what his superpower is yet.

“I’m hoping it feels intimate — it’s about making a connection with the audience, bringing them into his world so they can join him on that journey.”

A one man show, Hero Worship is told through a combination of theatre, storytelling and high-energy poetry — so this would-be superhero has his work cut out.

The show arrives at Eastwood Park Theatre on March 21, but those who want to catch it first can hop across the Clyde to westend theatre Websters on March 16, as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival programme.

Each performance is at 7.30pm and tickets are £9-£13 — for more info, visit