"We HEART Alex Millington's dark and funny one-man show"
In a tiny theatre on the top floor of the Old Red Lion Pub in London, I wasn’t in the audience, I was a member of the Michael Ball Appreciation Society (MBAS). As Michael's rendition of Hot Stuff played, the society founder, Alex (Alexander Millington) entered wearing a yellow anorak and underneath this a white T-shirt with I HEART MB plastered on the front. On the stage there was a table covered with signed photos, Ball’s CDs and a cardboard cut-out of the great man.
How can we love someone so much, that we don’t know? For some, being a fan goes further than admiration for a talented performer; it’s about hope, shared memories, belonging, escapism, fascination. I HEART MICHAEL BALL explores this in a dark, comedic show, where one-man takes his obsession to the extreme.