Not About Heroes

Not About Heroes is the extraordinary story of two of the ‘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.

Suitable for age 13 plus


Presented by Blackeyed Theatre             

By Stephen MacDonald

Directed by Eliot Giuralarocca


Running times: Act 1 60 mins, Interval 20 mins, Act 2 45 mins


“Great clarity and theatrical ingenuity… A production that really should be seen” WHATS ON STAGE (on Dracula)

“One of the most innovative, audacious companies working in contemporary English theatre” THE STAGE


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With Ben Ashton playing Wilfred Owen

With James Howard playing Siegfried Sassoon

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