Photo Flash: Flying Bridge Theatre and Seabright Productions present NOT ABOUT HEROES

Not About Heroes premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe 35 years ago. This extraordinary play is set at Craiglockhart Hospital in 1917, where two poets bonded over a mutual hatred of war and love of poetry. When staged by the same director at Theatr Clwyd, the production won Best Actor at the Wales Theatre Awards for Daniel Llewelyn Williams, who reprises his role as Sassoon alongsideIestyn Arwel as Owen.


Playwright Stephen MacDonald was a British actor, dramatist, novelist and director. He was brought up and educated in Birmingham, where he trained as an actor, and subsequently worked extensively in Scotland as a theatre director. He was instrumental in reviving the fortunes of Dundee Repertory Theatre after which he was appointed the Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh in 1976. His other plays include All Ayre & Fire, Billy Budd, Jungle Book as well as an adaptation of Uncle Vanya. He died in 2009.

Director Tim Baker has been the Associate Director of Theatr Clwyd since 1997 and Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Theatre for Young People. He has directed over 80 productions for Theatr Clwyd and two for the National Theatre of Wales. He is a member of the Gorsedd of Bards, for services to the arts in Wales and in 2014 was made an Honorary Fellow of Glyndwr University, again for services to the arts in Wales. Between 2008 and 2012 Tim was Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre of Wales.

Flying Bridge Theatre is a Welsh theatre company based in Newport, producing drama of the highest quality for everyone. Previous Edinburgh productions include the acclaimed A Regular Little Houdini, and this year the company also presents Between The Crossesat new venue Army at the Fringe in association with Summerhall.

This Edinburgh Fringe run for Not About Heroes is possible thanks to incredible support from Wales In Edinburgh funding from the Arts Council of Wales. It is the first part of a major world tour for the show, beginning in England and Wales from September 2017, visiting over 30 venues this year alone.

2 - 28 August 2017 (previews 2 - 4 August; no shows 9, 16 or 23 August) 12:00 (75 mins)

Fringe Venue 23: Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL (Sub-venue: KingDome)

Tickets £6 - £12.50 / Box Office: 0131 556 6550 / www.pleasance.co.uk or Fringe: 0131 226 0000 / www.edfringe.com

Photo Credit: The Other Richard

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Photo Flash:  Flying Bridge Theatre and Seabright Productions present NOT ABOUT HEROES
Not About Heroes Edinburgh Festival 2017 Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Photo Flash:  Flying Bridge Theatre and Seabright Productions present NOT ABOUT HEROES
Not About Heroes Edinburgh Festival 2017 Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Photo Flash:  Flying Bridge Theatre and Seabright Productions present NOT ABOUT HEROES
Not About Heroes Edinburgh Festival 2017 Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Photo Flash:  Flying Bridge Theatre and Seabright Productions present NOT ABOUT HEROES
Not About Heroes Edinburgh Festival 2017 Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Photo Flash:  Flying Bridge Theatre and Seabright Productions present NOT ABOUT HEROES
Not About Heroes Edinburgh Festival 2017 Photo Credit: The Other Richard

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