Everyday Hero

Some of the characters:  Vanity strikes a pose and pouts, Bravery flexes her muscles, Fear looks behind her anxiously, Frustration looks cross and Happiness smilesOn a quest for adventure and self-discovery, a group of friends (Vanity, Fear, Happiness, Frustration, Bravery & Curiosity) cross the threshold and plunge into a forest of fear.  Through real and imagined landscapes, helped and hindered by people and creatures along the way, they must battle demons to return with untold riches on a tandem.

Everyday Hero is a unique, outdoor dance theatre production, performed by an integrated company of visually impaired and sighted performers.  The show features a rich soundscape of music and sound with a descriptive narrative text containing elements of audio description, to tell the story and outline the action. Click here for a short promo film

‘I loved it.  Loved it.’  Lemm Sissay, Associate Artist at Southbank Centre and Official Poet at London Olympics.

Beautiful‘ Sara-Ellen Williams, Senior Events Manager, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Great storytelling,’ Bradley Hemmings, Artistic Director, Greenwich & Docklands International Festival & Co-Artistic Director, London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony

The surrealism of the story is so reflective of how blind & partially sighted people perceive their lives, the emotions & fears etc.’  Fiona Musgrove, Vision 4 Growth


Audio Programme Text


GDIF blog post:  The Ideas Behind the Show


Technical specs (for promoters)

button leading to technical specification for promoters



R&D Process 2012 

The new show is based on an R&D project in 2012, which explored the potential of working with blind and partially sighted participants on tandems.  The initial R&D culminated on 10th July 2012 with a public sharing.  Further information HERE.


Everyday Hero is a collaboration between Artistic Director, Karen Poley,   Virginia Farman, Choreographer; Tracey Hammett, Writer; Oliver Aylmer, Sound Design; and Holly Murray, Costume Designer; devised with and performed by Amelia Cavallo, Ben Driscoll, Karina Jones, Sophie Arstall, Virginia Farman and Zoe Georgallis


Funded by:

Arts Council England logo



In partnership with:

Wheels for Wellbeing logo


& Awards for All

Supported by:

Pocklington Resource Centre, Balham

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Produced by:
KP Projects logo

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