This May, Heroes is coming to Blackpool’s very own Grand Theatre. The word hero draws many connotations, however the subject that sticks out clearest in one’s mind would be war. This year sees the centenary of the beginning of The First World War. New perspectives on this time are important but also intriguing. Le Vent Des Peupliers is a French play filled with interesting characters, the complex protagonists being the pragmatic, idealistic and undecided veterans of this terrible and brutal war. Set in beautiful rural France, this play addresses this theme of war but also ideas of old-age in funny and accessible ways. This charming yet poignant play was translated in 2003 by Tom Stoppard and is now known in English as Heroes. The Fylde Coast Players have put together a sure to be brilliant production. Directed by the NODA award-winning Heather Cartmell, this production will be visisting The Grand Theatre in May. Cartmell said of the production, “Heroes affectionately combines Tom Stoppard’s wit with the poignancy of old age, memories and future hope.”
The Grand Theatre has recently been developing strong relationships with local amateur dramatic groups. The Grand’s CEO Ruth Eastwood commented upon the importance of amateur dramatics in the theatrical community, citing that the beauty of The Grand Theatre should be shared across the Fylde Coast. Surly there is no better production to show The Grand Theatre’s greatest assets than Heroes.
Heroes is coming to The Grand Theatre from the 15 to 17 May. Be sure to get tickets because this production promises to be a heartfelt and genuine way to commemorate this significant centenary. Book via the website, by phone (01253 290190) or at the Church Street box office.
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