Full Length Play, Comedy, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m

"Tom Stoppard's contribution is of course his magnificent wit and choice of scintillating language." - Curtain Up Review

"Hilarious and moving...achingly funny and piercingly sad." - The Daily Telegraph

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    90 minutes
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    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Heroes is set in August 1959 in a home somewhere in France for retired military men. The play takes place outside on a terrace in the garden of a convent hospital where Philippe and Henri are hatching a plan to escape.
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"Gerald Sibleyras' 90-minute French comedy, given an elegant English gloss by is translator Tom Stoppard and the ironic title Heroes, achieves a seductive fusion of the comic, sad and absurd." Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard



  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: A terrace
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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  • All Male


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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre in 2015. He wrote his first play, Enter a Free Man, whilst working as a journalist in Bristol. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, Jumpers, Travesties, Every Good Boy Deserves ...

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Gerald Sibleyras

Acclaimed playwright Gérald Sibleyras was born in 1961 in Paris and his latest play is Le Banc. His most notable work is the 2003 Le Vent des Peupliers, which has been translated and produced in countries worldwide including the United Kingdom, Germany, Uruguay and now the United States. The play premiered at the Théât ...

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