“Every choice has a cost…”
Long ago the gypsies were visited by Hero, and each year since they come together to celebrate and tell her tale – so that it may never be forgotten…
So come in! Gather round on this All Hero’s Eve! Hear the legend of the Hero… and what happened to her after she saved the world.
Using movement, dance, and live music, we spin a mythical tale of adventure and sacrifice – exploring what it means to be a Hero.
Hero is co-directed by Kaitlin Argeaux, who is the founding artistic director of Théâtre Libre, which was created in 2009, specialising in updated classics, new writing, and devised adaptations. Kaitlin’s recent works include House of Atreus, a physical adaptation of The Libation Bearers (Aeschylus) which was performed at Waterloo East Theatre and which was subsequently invited to the Keochang International Festival of Theatre (KIFT) in South Korea.
The current show HERO was performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre as a part of their Women In Arts Festival in December 2013, in association with the So & So Arts Club. That show is now being brought to the Leicester Square Theatre for a 3 week run.
Théâtre Libre is a physical theatre company based in London, founded in 2009, and inspired by André Antoine, the name Théâtre Libre means simply, free theatre. This is exactly what the company strives to create; theatre for everyone free from the constraints of class, status, or censorship. Their aim is to use various acting styles and high levels of physicality to re-introduce classics, questioning and exploring their relevance in modern society.
Written by Laura Bess Jernigan
Co-Directed by Kaitlin Argeaux and Jo Bunnell-Thompson
Movement by Justyna Ziarek
Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BX
25th February – 15th March 2014
Tuesday-Saturday 7:00pm (No Monday/Sunday performances, no matinees)
Running time is approximately 90 minutes
Appropriate for children aged 10+ (some fight scenes may be too intense for young children)
Tickets are £14/12
For more information:
Visit http://theatrelibre.co.uk and follow @theatrelibreaux
Previews 25th and 26th February 2014 (Tickets £10)
Monday 10th February 2014