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Now The Hero

A Powerful Memorial of conflict, protest, prose and performance.

Now The Hero 2
26 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Brangwyn Hall

Tickets: £15.00 Selected concessions available
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Marc Rees creates a site-responsive theatre piece with an immersive requiem, scored by the late twice Oscar-nominated Icelandic composer Johann Jóhannsson ('The Theory of Everything', 'Sicario') in collaboration with composer Owen Morgan Roberts. The libretto will be written by BAFTA Cymru winner Owen Sheers ('Mametz' and 'The Passion') and sung by Polyphony.
The experience will be promenade, where the audience will be guided by the show's main protagonist - The Peace Protester, played by the Welsh performer Eddie Ladd. The 'Hero' in the show's title alludes to the famous 1917 Eisteddfod chair winning poem 'Yr Arwr' by Hedd Wyn (Blessed Peace), a pacifist who was born on a farm in Gwynedd and died with half a million others at Passchendaele. Today, the 1917 festival is known as 'Eisteddfod y Gadair Ddu' - the Eisteddfod of the Black Chair.

Audio Description - Friday 28 September
BSL - Thursday 27 September

Running time: approximately 2.5 hours long.
Recommended for age 12 years old and over.


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