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”.
Having received an exceptional critical response in both Cambridge and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival earlier last year, the multi award-winning play (winner of the inaugural Mustapha Matura Award and the Marlowe Other Prize 2021), ‘Heroes’ comes to VAULT Festival to promise to once again be an enthralling and unmissable production that will doubtless touch the hearts of many with its striking messages and poignant social commentary, particularly relevant to the world we live in today.
Press & Reviews
“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”
★★★★ The Cambridge Tab
“The play’s primary strength is its ability to repeatedly and successfully reach for the audience’s heartstrings"
Heroes was chosen as one of Merv Stutter's Picks of the Edinburgh Fringe 2022.
Cast & Creative Team Writer: Chakira Alin
Director: Dixie McDevitt
Producers: Thea Melton & Qawaiiah Bisiriyu
Assistant Directors: Kailan Hanson & Lauren Lopez
Costume Designer: Anna Willmoth
Nicole L. Jae