A new solo show from the award-winning Proteus

I'm Super, Thanks

Available for booking from January 2019

photo by D&M Photography

From the director of the critically-acclaimed Becoming Hattie comes a new solo satire on the
depiction of women in popular culture.

Amanda Adams is the European lead for the Bear Specialist Group, set up by the World Species Survival Commission. Her research focuses on the effects of timber harvesting in Canada on the habitat and demography of grizzly bears. It also examines the interaction of humans and bears as they relate to resource-extraction industries and urban expansion. Oh… and she’s the wife of a superhero. But you probably already knew that. That’s probably why you’re here. That’s probably what you care about.

I’m Super Thanks is a new solo show from award-winning writer and director Mary Swan. Using dark wit and biting satire, I’m Super, Thanks follows the experiences of the wife of a superhero, exploring the representation of women in popular culture – from disposable love interests in films and comic books and the media’s portrayal of the wives and girlfriends of famous male figures, to the ways in which older women are made invisible.

'‘these words are making up for lost time having not been said before… they unite women” EXEUNT on Becoming Hattie, 2016

photo by D&M Photography

Praise for I'm Super Thanks

"Sparkling originality and holding a powerful message" Basingstoke Observer

"Feeling empowered and inspired, the words “I will be heard, I will take up space and I am not going to be silent” ring true as I left the theatre." Basingstoke Gazette

"Very relevant, very moving, very honest. We need more performances like this." Audience member

"Powerful, challenging, empowering, funny." Audience member

About the team

Writer and performer: Mary Swan
Dramaturge: Annie Siddons
Outside Eye: Rebecca Atkinson Lord, Kaveh Rahnama, Saul Jeffe
Designer: Kat Heath

Perfect for:

- Fans of satire and dark comedy
- Fans of new writing
- All women, but especially those over 40
- Fans of socially relevant theatre and of course, Proteus previous work!

Suitable for ages 15+

Running time approximately 75mins

To discuss booking or for more information contact: Fergus Evans | 01256 354 541 | producer@proteustheatre.com