we can be heroes

We Can Be Heroes

We Can Be Heroes is a show about facing your fears and becoming a superhero. 

Two teenagers spend their days dodging school bullies, reading comic books and dreaming of escape from their small town home. Then they meet Mr Smith – a real-life superhero, with his own costume and canine sidekick. But as they come into conflict with a group of older boys, will he be able to save them from the gang’s clutches?

Inspired by real events and featuring original live music, We Can Be Heroes is a charming and surprisingly moving new story about growing up to be what you always dreamed of. 

Blending richly nostalgic storytelling with nuanced physical performances the piece questions society's need for heroes who save us through violence and revenge, and looks for slavation in the most unlikely of places.

Audiences have called the show "great storytelling, completely captivating... It has a lot of heart".

"A charming and very evocative story" - ★★★★ - The Public Reviews

Tour dates 2015:

22 April:  New Bradford Playhouse
23-24 April: Live Theatre Newcastle
25 April: Trouble at Mill, Farsley 
30 April: Stockton ARC
1 May: Bonded Warehouse, University of Sunderland
8 May: The Cut, Halesworth
14 May: CAST Doncaster
15 May: Halifax Square Chapel
18 May: Bolton Octagon
23 May: Harrogate Theatre
28 May: Hull Truck
29 May: Derby Theatre
4 June: South Street Arts Centre, Reading
6 July: Oxford Playhouse

Written by Dick Bonham, from material devised by the company

Directed by Dick Bonham & Jamie Fletcher

Dramaturgy by Daniel Bye

Performed by Martin Bonger & Richard Kiess, with original live music by Jamie Fletcher

Produced by LittleMighty