Hero & Leander


Or “I Love You, But Everything is Under Water” - Sing, dance and cry with us in this bittersweet outdoor modern musical.


£10 / £8 Concs

Fri 8 July 2022, 1.30pm
Sat 9 July 2022, 11am
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Running Time: 45-50min no interval

Suitable for Adults & Age 14+

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...

Touring with it's own portable bandstand this is a new self-contained musical from Jack Dean & Company that crosses the boundary between concept album, musical and theatre. 

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

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Farnham Maltings and Arts Council England.


“Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what  they might do next”

The Guardian



@ Wells Recreation Park,



Creatives, Cast & Crew

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

Presented by

Jack Dean Theatre Company