Paines Plough brings Katie Douglas’ critically praised new play ‘I Got Superpowers for My Birthday’ to Margate this September as part of Roundabout Festival 2016.
The play has been impressing all those who have seen it at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer. Broadway World caught up with Katie to chat about her latest work.
Broadway World – I Got Superpowers for My Birthday
BWW speaks to Katie Douglas writer of Edinburgh Fringe 2016 children’s show I Got Superpowers For My Birthday.
Tell us a bit about I Got Superpowers For My Birthday.
It’s a Superhero adventure origin story for kids aged between seven and 12 years. In the best tradition of the genre it is (I hope) funny, relatable, epic and a bit crazy!
What kind of superpowers do they have?
One of the characters can shoot fire from her fingertips, another can turn things to ice with just a glance. A third character can control the earth beneath our feet and make it shake with just a touch. All the powers come on literally overnight so it’s a bit of a shock to them, as you can imagine!
Why did you decide to bring this show to Edinburgh?
I love the festival so when Paines Plough suggested doing a kids show that would premiere in Edinburgh, I jumped at the chance.
What sets this show apart from the other children’s shows at the Fringe?
Hopefully the adults can enjoy our show as well as the kids. Plus we have a giant slug with fangs and an attitude in our play – there’s probably not many other shows that can say that!
What’s next for the show after Edinburgh?
We go on tour throughout the UK until October. Full article here.
What the critics are saying:
“This is fast-moving, energetic and exciting storytelling at it’s very, very finest.” – ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival for Kids
“Watch the kids’ drop-jaw, knee-hugging body language…they are hook, line and sinkered with this utterly captivating show.” – ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter
“A brilliant production from start to finish.” – Theatre and Tea
“High energy and fast paced…Older kids and young teenagers will especially enjoy this fun show.” – Primary Times
“Exploding with energy… exemplary family entertainment.” – ★★★★ The Stage
“Fast-paced performances… and a cracking script make for a wonderful piece of theatre.” – ★★★★1/2 Reviews Hub
“This is a brilliant kids’ show…a cracking, fast-paced adventure.” – ★★★★ Scots Gay
You can book to see I Got Superpowers for My Birthday this September on our website or by calling the Box Office on 01843 292795
Tickets range from FREE to £12, and the more you buy, the cheaper they get!
Festival Rate (unless otherwise stated)
1 Ticket £12
2 tickets £10 (£20)
3 tickets £8 (£24)
4 tickets £7 (£28)
5 or more tickets £6 (£30)
This applies to groups, schools or just one person attending multiple shows. No teachers comps or other group discounts with this rate
*Booking fees – 50p per ticket in person/phone. £1.50 per ticket online