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Heroes

Chakira Alin

Tue 24th Jan - Fri 27th Jan
21:25 (
60 mins)
Theatre
New Writing / Tear Jerker / Working Class Voices
Tickets from £13.00
Venue: Cage
Age Guidance: 12+
Strong Language and Mention of Stabbing

You can’t be what you can’t see. Teetering on the edge of manhood, 18 year old Jonno spends his summer days playing footy with his best mate Sol. He’s desperate for a role model but on Holly Grove council estate, a decent father figure is hard to come by, and the only heroes he’s ever known wear football boots. He’s never met his dad and normally this doesn’t cross his mind. Except on days like today. One fateful Father’s Day in East London, Jonno finally comes face-to-face with the dad he’s always wanted. New bonds are formed whilst others come crashing down and Jonno has to learn that there is more than one way to be a “good man”.

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Tue 24th Jan
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Wed 25th Jan
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Thu 26th Jan
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Fri 27th Jan
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Chakira Alin

Chakira Alin is a recent Cambridge graduate and writer for stage and screen whose debut play, Heroes, won the inaugural Mustapha Matura Award 2021 and the Other Prize 2021 before debuting at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe, where it was chosen as one of Mervyn Stutter's Picks of the Fringe. She was selected to be part of the Royal Court's Introductory Writers' Group 2022 and the Old Vic Theatre Makers 2021. Chakira is currently developing her debut feature film.

Press & Reviews

Varsity review: https://www.varsity.co.uk/theatre/23206?fbclid=IwAR2czncJl-LeCTO23DR8KiZGEDhABaDijtOMZowiyngAjqXwiHfSauPxRU4


4 stars.


"timely and full of heart." Ultimately, the play’s primary strength is its ability to repeatedly and successfully reach for the audience’s heartstrings."


The Tab review: https://thetab.com/uk/cambridge/2022/02/24/review-heroes-159185


4 stars. 


"Heroes will probably leave you with tears in your eyes, a slight feeling of homesickness and a greater appreciation for your friends, who as the play said are truly the family that you find."


At the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Heroes was chosen as one of Mervyn Stutter's annual Picks of the Fringe. https://www.mervspotfringe.com/

Cast & Creative Team Crew:
Writer: Chakira Alin
Director: Dixie McDevitt
Producer: Thea Melton

Cast TBC


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