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Hero & Leander: Online

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12 –⁠ 18 Sep, from 5pm
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A man and a woman surrounded by instruments throw their heads back shouting on the beach. The man is on the right of the image playing an acoustic guitar and the woman is on the left of the image playing percussion.

Stream a recording of Jack Dean & Company’s Hero & Leander, Or, I Love You, But Everything’s Under Water, an epic tale told through folk, indie, sea shanties and choral music.

Six multi-instrumentalists tell an epic seaside tale through songs encompassing folk, indie, sea shanties and choral music.

It’s 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.

Jack Dean & Company is a non-profit organisation set up to help tell stories of how things could be. It is committed to offering people across the UK the chance to dream of a different world, whatever the current one may hold.

Jack Dean is a poet, playwright, performer, emcee and composer. His work tells stories that wander the lands between myth, memory and history.

He has toured internationally, including at Latitude Festival, the Southbank Centre and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York. He is the creator of the Fake Town Fables and Infinite Hex podcasts. He really likes zeppelins.

Need to know

Age recommendation

Suitable for all ages, but recommended for ages 14+

This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).

To book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email [email protected]. You can join our free Access Scheme through your online Southbank Centre account or via email.
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This performance is also available to watch live.
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Contains mentions of suicide

Dates & times

Online: available from 5pm on Mon 12 Sep until Sun 18 Sep

Price

Standard £5.50

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Venue

Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Toilets

An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The phone outside the Changing Places toilet will connect you with a member of staff, who can provide you with the key. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

Cloakroom

The Queen Elizabeth Hall cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the Queen Elizabeth Hall, so please leave large bags at home.

We're cash-free

Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site. 

For step-free access from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating (excluding rows A to C) and wheelchair spaces in the Rear Stalls, plus Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and the Purcell Room, please use the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.

To reach this entrance, enter the Royal Festival Hall via the Southbank Centre Square Doors. Take the JCB Glass Lift to Level 2 and exit to the Riverside Terrace. Turn right to find the Queen Elizabeth Hall main entrance.

You can also use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square to reach Mandela Walk, Level 2. 

For access to the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating rows A to C and wheelchair spaces in the Front Stalls, please enter via the Artists' Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).

Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

Please bear with us while we update our access map to reflect the refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall’s Level 2 foyer spaces. The step-free routes remain the same.

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Tickets to all streams are available globally to all fans, and there are no restrictions placed on buying tickets to any stream. The times presented are simply suggestions as to which stream you may wish to join. Please be extra careful to choose the most convenient stream for you.

Full details on how to access the show will be available in the DICE app and sent by email before the stream is due to start.

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