A living legend returns home after years away. He finds his family under threat of execution and his country in despair. It's not quite the welcome home he'd expected. The country has been waiting for the return of a conquering hero, but Heracles is just a man - a master of violence, but also a slave to it. Shocking and strange, tearing from triumph to horror, Mister Heracles was commissioned by the Playhouse from Yorkshire-born poet, Simon Armitage. World PremierePerformers Adrian Bower (Mister Heracles), Patrick Toomey (Theseus), Clare McCarron (Megara), Matthew Scurfield (Smphitryon), Rupert Holliday Evans (Lycus), Nick Bagnall (Madness), Georgina Roberts (Iris), Marie Collett, George Innes, Jim Findley.
Author Simon Armitage. Director Natasha Betteridge. Director Simon Godwin. Design Laura Hopkins. Lighting Laura Hopkins. Music Nick Powell. Sound Lucy Wilkins. Sound Mic Poole (sound consultant).