Updated: Mar 16, 2019
Toads Theatre Company is proud to bring to the stage, a winner of the Laurence Olivier Best New Comedy award, in Tom Stoppard’s hilarious and poignant translation of Gérald Sibleyras' Heroes. This wonderful play, portrays the courage and unfailing spirit of those who fought for their country during WW1.
Director Bevis Taylor said “Heroes has been translated from a French play, Le Vent des Peupliers (The wind in the Poplars). Our three elderly comrades while away the endless days on the terrace, their terrace, of a retirement home for World War One veterans. They spend their time idly mulling over the fortunes and misfortunes of the other residents and the nuns that care for them. They reminisce and fantasise and plan their ‘escape’ from the confinements of their lot. It’s not important that the plans are doomed from the start or that they actually ever really believe in them. It only matters that they dare dream to be ‘free’ again and by doing so relive a few moments as brothers-in arms. Heroes is brought to you close to the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. Like Gustave, Henri and Phillipe millions of soldiers from all sides payed a price for their involvement in the war, a price that stayed with them long after. This play, I hope, reflects some of the humour, folly and pity of those involved in such a devastating conflict.” Definitely one not to be missed, Heroes runs from Mon 19th to Sat 24th November.
Gustave is played by David Streeter, Henri by Steve Perks, and Phillipe by Mike Brooke’s.
Mon 19th November-- Sat 24th November Time 7.30 pm. Matinee: Sat 24th November only at 2.30 pm. Tickets £13/Concessions available.
TOADS Theatre Company, The Little Theatre. St Mark’s Road, Meadfoot, Torquay. TQ1 2EL. Box Office: 01803 299 330 Mon/Fri 10.30 am -1.30pm.
Online Booking: www.toadstheatre.co.uk
Free parking. Disabled Access. Bar and Coffee Shop open from 6.30 pm.