There are many elements of The Hero Next Door that will bring your audience together. The humour is very engaging, and the adventure element could be thrilling. The inventive use of projection also promises to add some really nice dynamics.
Danny Braverman FRSA, Senior Tutor at Goldsmiths University
I thought the piece was wonderful. It felt very relevant to the conversations young people are having right now and I’d hope we would have an audience for it at the Arts Base. I thought the themes were approached with care and the general tone was very well pitched.
Helen Barnett, Trestle Theatre Company
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From the award-winning author of The Boy At The Back Of The Class, Onjali Q. Raúf MBE, The Hero Next Door is a celebration of difference, friendship and working together to do the right thing.
Meet Musa, a refugee; Haley, an autistic girl; and Melody, a would-be bully. This unlikely trio come together to save an elderly neighbour from a con-woman posing as a carer, with thrilling and hilarious results.
Using film, animation, music and physical theatre, the show is accessible to all and is brought to you by a collective of disabled, non-disabled and culturally diverse actors.
Suitable for ages 7+, however, younger have enjoyed the show, it's is at parents discretion.
The Hero Next Door was excellent. The children were engaged throughout!
Tickets for Visiting productions will include a £1 Building Levy