Not About HeroesCategory: Past Shows
By Stephen MacDonald
Cast – James Howard, Ben Ashton
Directed by Eliot Giuralarocca
Designer Victoria Spearing
Composer Tom Neill
Lighting Designer Charlotte McClelland
Costume Designer Jenny Little
Projection Designer Clive Elkington
Not About Heroes is the unforgettable story of two of the finest ‘Great War’ poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, their friendship, their inter-dependency, their poetry. Through the letters and poems of these two men, Stephen MacDonald’s acclaimed play paints a vivid and moving picture of their friendship and the conflict that brought them together.
One hundred years on from the beginning of the First World War, Not About Heroes is both exhilarating and uncompromising in its exploration of love, war and a friendship that changed the face of British poetry.