How To Be A Hero

How To Be A Hero is our new show supported by Birmingham Rep, Albany Deptford, ARC Stockton and Arena Wolverhampton, touring Autumn 2015 (dates and times below). It was also supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

About the show:

This is the story of Gamma Guild, desperado vigilantes who decide they know best and that it’s time to take the law into their own hands. Using a combination of judo, mind rays, brute force and pepper spray, they patrol the streets of your town keeping you safe. Even if you don’t want them to. Alongside the show we will find your town’s real life heroes and tell their stories.

By the team who brought you 366 Days Of Kindness

a dark comedy about real life vigilantes

a dark comedy about real life vigilantes

How To Be A Hero

written and performed by Bernadette Russell and Gareth Brierley

directed by Tessa Walker


Please note this production is suitable for 14+

16th-19th September 2015 7.30pm

The Albany, Deptford, London

ticket prices £12 (concessions £10)

post show discussion on 18th September

The Albany Deptford, Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG

For tickets call the box office (0208 692 4446) or visit here

29th September- 3 October 2015 8pm

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Tickets £13 (concessions available)

Post show discussion on 2nd October.

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Ltd, Centenary Square, Broad Street,Birmingham,B1 2EP

For tickets call 0121 236 4455 or go here

8th October 2015 7pm

ARC Stockton

Tickets pay-what-you-can

ARC Stockton

Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 1LL

For tickets: 01642 525199 or visit here

14th October 2015 7.30pm

Arena Wolverhampton

Tickets: £10 ( £8 concessions).

Arena Wolverhampton

Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV1 1SE

Tickets: Box Office (01902) 321 321 or visit here 


Some stuff people have said about our previous shows:

‘a thought-provoking, hilarious and disarmingly honest multi-media show’ **** Daily Express

“… a manifesto we all should live by; it’s the antidote to our busy lives and an absolute delight of a performance.” ***** Ellen Carr

“bold, truthful…inspiring… so much more than a theatrical production, it is a cry to ask us all to stop being scared” **** Elizabeth Halpin,

“engaging and entertaining…charming, self-deprecating and downright funny..this show might just change your life” William Stafford,


During the process of creating the show we have worked with young people in the Summer Arts programme at the Albany, with seniors at the Meet Me At The Albany project, with children and young people from Chad Vale and Kidderminster College in Birmingham, conducting workshops about heroes and superheroes. In January 2015 we did a month’s residency at Birmingham Rep developing a script and working with a creative team that included Tessa Walker, Daniel Bailey, Jessica Worrall, Rob Kennedy, Charlotte Gregory, Jack Trow and Nikola Badev.


“It’s time. Time to stand up and be counted. Time to put on the cape, time to tie on the mask, time for us to show you How To Be A Hero” 

Born ready…