Sat 25 Jan 2020
Jake and Nick are best friends and members of a band that is about to hit the big time. On the eve of a signing of a major contract, Nick invites Jake over for a drink, but as the night progresses it soon becomes clear that this is no friendly catch up. One of them has a secret, the other will use to get what he wants, no matter the cost. With both having friend having tricks up their sleeves, a question arises; who is really playing who?
Written by Gabriel Bergmoser
Directed by Cai Barnard-Dadds
Featuring Jacob Tanner & Luke Hazell
Featuring an opening set by Kate Newnham
Coming hot off a summer indie flick, Jacob Tanner returns to the stage, as Jake in Heroes. This will be Jacob's 3rd production at Volcano Theatre, and he is thrilled and honoured to be a part of this play. Jacob has played a large cast of characters in the past from Danny Zuko in "Grease" to 'A Boy' in "The State Of It" (performed at Volcano).
Luke has been acting since the age of 7, recently acting in a range of plays, including Treasure Island and Blood Brothers. In the last few years Luke has started to branch out taking on new experiences to develop his acting skills.
After completing work on his first original short film with Luke and Jacob, Cai has stripped back all the lights, camera and action to work in the most raw arthouse, the theatre.
The character of Jake is so interesting and appealing to me - he's flawed, but believably so. He's very human. His morals are all over the place, yet he's still charming and likeable. As an actor it's a dream to find a role as challenging and rewarding as this one.
Heroes is a phenomenal play! I love that the lines between right and wrong are always blurred, constantly making the audience question which side they are on. Every twist and turn is unforgettable and will keep the audience on the edge of their seats til the plays final minutes.
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