Hero & Leander, Or, I Love you, But Everything’s Under Water

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Aug 5, 2022 at 8:30 pm9:30 pm

by Jack Dean & Company

Six multi-instrumentalists tell an epic seaside tale through songs encompassing folk, indie, sea shanties and choral music. A story of bad rulers, worse weather, and how we keep going when everything is flipping terrible.

Two towns, one rich and one poor, stand separated by a narrow strip of ocean. When the borders close and ships stop sailing between them, two lovers are left stranded on either side. Unphased, Leander takes to swimming across the channel to meet Hero, guided by the light of the lighthouse where she lives. But the jealous and vengeful Hephaestus, carrying an ancient grudge, plots to separate them with a flood like neither town has ever seen.

We all know this will probably end badly. But just maybe, this time, it will turn out different… Written by Jack Dean.

Composed by Jack Dean & Company.

Cello / Vocals / Percussion – Beatrice Newman

Violin / Vocals / Percussion – Yoon Ji Kim

Vocals / percussion – Siân Keen

Trumpet / Guitars / Vocals – Hanno Rigger

Guitars / Vocals / Percussion– Jack Dean

Accordion / Vocals / Percussion – Jay Kerry

Running time: 1 hour
Bar and Food available on site

(outdoor event)


Adult: £16

Child: £11

Student: £12

Family (2 Adult x 2 Child): £45

Premier Tickets (Not available for Rascally Dinner)

Premier ticket gets you:

– Access to the site 30 mins before main doors, allowing you to get your preferred spot within the garden.

– Half a bottle of Prosecco or soft drink Alternative (per ticket)

– Luxury Nibbles (Vegan)

Premier Ticket Adult: £30

Premier Ticket Child: £25

Premier Ticket Family (2 Adult x 2 Child): £75


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