Herons

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In this timely production directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes, Simon Stephens' unflinching and incendiary play Herons returns to the London stage, 15 years after its premiere. Read More >

In this timely production directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director Sean Holmes, Simon Stephens’ unflinching and incendiary play Herons returns to the London stage, 15 years after its premiere.

Rife with dark humour and menace, Herons portrays the story of 14-year-old Billy, tormented in life by vicious local bullies. Humiliated beyond endurance, the adolescent violence he experiences drives him to pursue a disturbing act of vengeance.

Led by recent stars of the Lyric Hammersmith stage Sophia Decaro and Max Gill, and recently joined by actor and comedian Ed Gaughan, Herons represents the tale of some brutalised no-hopers – and, in turn, a witty hymn for hope.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 15/01/2016

Closing Night: 13/02/2016

Running time: 1h20

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Moses Adejimi, Sophia Decaro, Ed Gaughan, Max Gill, Billy Matthews, Ella McLoughlin, Sophie Stone, Louis Walwyn

Creative

Director - Sean Holmes

Designer - Hyemi Shin

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Sound - Nick Manning

Author - Simon Stephens

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