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Captain Amazing (Modern Plays) Paperback – 28 Mar 2014

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This is an intelligent, involving examination of the transformative potential of fatherhood - of its ability to take a man who can barely look at himself in the mirror, and make him feel all-powerful, worthy of love. For my money, it may well be the best one-man show you're likely to see at the Fringe this year. - Daily Telegraph on Captain Amazing

Sizzling exuberance and imagination - Observer, on Brilliant Adventures

Remarkable young writing talent . . . There is a convincing tang of lived experience in the evocation of a practically lawless pocket of the north-east. --Guardian, on Brilliant Adventures

Alistair McDowall's fascinating debut - which won a Judges Award in the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011 - plays by its own rules . . . Note the name Alistair McDowall. He's a writer to watch. - The Times

An intense performance that is moving and funny in equal measure . . . What is presented on stage is a work of pure joy --Whatsonstage

We need playwrights like McDowall. He believes in potential, champions underdogs and writes with such full-blooded bighearted empathy that you can't help but be won over - Scotsman

A monologue that crackles with invention . . . This is a terrific piece of writing - full of crackle, invention and heart --Guardian

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Alistair McDowall grew up in the North East of England. Brilliant Adventures was awarded a Bruntwood Prize in 2011, and was developed as part of the Young Writers Festival 2012 at the Royal Court. He has been a writer-on-attachment with the Royal Court, Paines Plough, and the National Theatre Studio, and his play Talk Show was produced at the Royal Court Downstairs from 16 - 20 July 2013.

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