Heroes

Lilac Yosiphon & Isabel Dixon

Theatre
18 Feb, 19 Feb, 20 Feb
Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street
18:00
£13.00
1hr 00m
15+
Drama New Writing Work In Progress
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Contains strong language, references to death/dying, and verbal references to sexual abuse and suicide attempts
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Heroes

"You don't expect some people to die, do you? They just - go on and on."

It's 1991. Bowie's playing an iconic concert in Brixton, and fifteen year old Jamie can't wait. His Dad's bought him gig tickets and Jamie's even stolen the family camera to immortalise the night. But a secret's about to come out - and life will never be the same again.

It's 2016. As Jay gets ready to embrace fatherhood, the arrival of a letter on the
morning of Bowie’s death threatens to bring the ghosts of the past hurtling into the present.

What do we do when the people we look up to do something unforgivable? Do our heroes define who we are? And is it ever too late to start again?

Longlisted for the 2017 Papatango Prize and directed by JMK Award shortlisted director Lilac Yosiphon, Heroes is an exploration of fallen idols, family secrets and the human price of forgiveness.

Presented in association with Althea Theatre and Burn Bright Theatre.

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About Lilac Yosiphon & Isabel Dixon

Lilac Yosiphon is the artistic director of Althea Theatre and is currently endorsed by Arts Council England as a promising Exceptional Talent in the UK. She was one of the finalists for this year's JMK Award and is currently working with Graeae as a Trainee Director.

Directing credits include Home Sweet Home (Stratford Circus, Jackson’s Lane and ARC Stockton), Jericho’s Rose (Hope Theatre and Theatre Deli Sheffield), One Last Thing (For Now) (Old Red Lion Theatre, nominated for an Off-West-End Award for Best Ensemble).

Isabel Dixon is a playwright from the South West, now based in London. She is the recipient of the 2019 Adopt a Playwright Award, and is currently developing her new play Kaleidoscopes.

Isabel trained on the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, Lyric Hammersmith Writers Group and Soho Theatre Writers Lab. Her work has been performed, read and/or developed at theatres including the Old Vic, the Arcola, RichMix and BAFTA. She was shortlisted for the Old Vic 12 in 2018 and 2019, and was the recipient of the 2015 Jack Wills Young Brit Award bursary for creativity.

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Heroes

Lilac Yosiphon & Isabel Dixon

Dates & Times

Wednesday 19 February Wed 19 Feb 18:00 £13.00 Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now
Thursday 20 February Thu 20 Feb 18:00 £13.00 Venue: Studio - The Vaults, Leake Street Book Now

Heroes

Lilac Yosiphon & Isabel Dixon

Press & Reviews

For past work:

LoveLondonLoveCulture ★★★★★ "A must-see production that really gets to the heart of what it means to be human"

Theatre Weekly ★★★★★ "The whole production looks and feels beautiful"

ActDrop ★★★★ "Astonishing work ... packed with creative flair."

North West End ★★★★ "A brave and pioneering piece that gets under your skin."

Heroes

Lilac Yosiphon & Isabel Dixon

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