Live illustration to draw in families at new free theatre show at
Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Hero, a new family show which uses live illustration to share a fantastical adventure story tackling depression, premieres at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August.
Heroes Theatre’s new production combines a fully scored audiobook adventure with colourful artwork. Georgie Mac paints brilliant characters and scenes from a new story in front of audiences.
Hero is an uplifting show that uses fantasy to address issues about anxiety, depression and learning to live with sad thoughts. The show follows the adventures of Cavalier, a young boy plagued by
nightmares, who lives at sea on a ship that never moves. Hero celebrates creativity and storytelling as a method of confronting difficult emotions.
Hero features a newly composed score by singer/songwriter Ross Clark, previously of Three Blind Wolves who recently toured China with children’s theatre company Frozen Charlotte.
Hero is the second collaboration between artist/performer Georgie Mac and director/writer Eve Nicol. The pair previously unleashed their children’s show The Undiscovered Creature at Imaginate and Belladrum festivals in 2016.
Georgie Mac, creator and performer of Hero said : “I’m excited to share my love of drawing with audiences. There’s something special about sharing a fantasy story that tackles tricky human emotions in such an imaginative way. Hero makes plenty of room for emotional reflection, without shirking on creative expression, and I can’t wait
to bring it to a family audience at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”
Hero plays as part of PBH Free Fringe for the duration of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Heroes Theatre are a Glasgow-based company who showcase the words of the greatest modern playwrights and bold new voices to explore the dark and difficult parts of being human.
Hero by Heroes Theatre
Black Market (Venue 399)
5 – 26 Aug (except 13), 6.40pm-7.40pm
Created & performed by Georgie Mac
Written by Eve Nicol
Music by Ross Clark