An immersive experience that will take the audience on an extraordinary journey, starting on Swansea Bay and leading to the Brangwyn Hall.
Now the Hero commemorates 100 years since World War I. Three soldiers are joined by the protagonist, a Peace Protester, who will lead you through a spectacular experience inspired by an epic poem, an intimate story of a serving soldier and the stunning Brangwyn Panels.
At the heart of each performance is a Requiem with a libretto by BAFTA-winning writer Owen Sheers and sung by Polyphony, Stephen Layton’s world famous choir. The music is composed by Owen Morgan Roberts, realised from an original collaboration with the late, Oscar-nominated Jóhann Jóhannsson.
‘I can think of no better way to mark the final year of 14-18 NOW than to create a defining Welsh production, in poignant commemoration that puts Swansea on the map.’
Welsh disciplinary artist and creator of Now the Hero, Marc Rees.
This event is a major part of the final season’s programme for 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts commission for the First World War centenary – and is also the headline piece for the 2018 Swansea International Festival.
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