Heroes Arrive in West Linton – Aerial Acrobatics, Dance Theatre and Circus Skills

Heroes is the humorous journey of two performers, Tony Mills and Beverley Grant, as they navigate their way through the unforgiving world of idols, superheroes and celebrity culture.   It will be performed at Newlands Activity Centre, Romanno Bridge at 4.30pm on Saturday 23 March as part of the Eastgate Theatre on the Road programme.  Heroes will then tour to 16 other theatres and venues across Scotland between Tuesday 26 March and Saturday 27 April 2019.

Heroes delves deep into of the worlds of idols and idolisation, celebrity and celebrity culture and heroes and superheroes; investigating what characterises a celebrity, who society’s hidden superheroes really are and why we are compelled to idolise them.

Asking some profound universal questions with humour, straight talking and lots of graceful, intense and symbolic aerial and circus movement, the performers examine what it really means to be labelled a celebrity, why some will stop at nothing to achieve it; and the process of being thrust into the spotlight and the dramatic and ruthless fall from grace that often results.

Building on the success of their last collaboration, a dance duet called Sprawl, Tony Mills of Room 2 Manoeuvre and Jennifer Paterson of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, are joined by talented dancer and aerialist Beverley Grant.

The advised age for Heroes is 7 years+ Tickets for the performance at Newlands Activity Centre on Saturday 23 March are £8, £6 for under 15s and £25 for a family of 4.  They are available now from Eastgate Theatre Box Office 01721 725777 or www.eastgatearts.com or from Newlands Activity Centre on 01968 660980.

The Heroes tour has been made possible with funding from Creative Scotland and support from The Work Room, The Brunton Theatre, Platform and Irish Aerial Creation Centre.

For more information, please contact Maggie Mackay, Marketing Manager, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles EH45 8AD. t. 01721 725777, e. marketing@eastgatearts.com