Heroes

23 November – 1 December 2018


Heroes
by Gérald Sibleyras (translated by Tom Stoppard)

Celebrating the anniversary of the end of WW1, this playful, bawdy and heartbreakingly funny play is set in 1959, in the garden of a rest home for veteran soldiers. Gustave, Philippe, and Henri – war heroes, all – are plotting an escape from the tortures of their confinement: dictatorial captors, untrustworthy fellow ‘prisoners’, and far too many birthday parties. They hatch a plan to escape to Indochina, or at least to picnic under the poplars on a nearby hill. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2005