I’m No Hero


“I’m No Hero” was commissioned by Tangere Arts in 2008 it was a verbatim, documentary solo piece inspired by the stories of two women Irena Sendler – who rescued 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw ghetto during Nazi occupation and Rachel Corrie who defended Palestinian children against Israeli bulldozers in the Gaza Strip.  The central question was “why would an ordinary person do something extraordinary for some they don’t even know?”

The piece toured to schools, theatre venues and festivals during 2009 and 2010, which also included Edinburgh Festival.

Written by Ava Hunt, Maggie Ford and Roger Knott-Fayle

Performed by Ava Hunt
Directed by Maggie Ford
Film by Roger Knott-Fayle
Lighting and Sound Design Andy Purves

  • 19 Jan 2009Highfields School, Matlock
  • 20 Jan 2009Friesland School, Performing Arts Centre
  • 21 Jan 2009Harlaxton College, Grantham
  • 22 Jan 2009Eastwood Comprehensive School
  • 24 Jan 2009Old Library Theatre, Mansfield
  • 26 Jan 2009Old Library Theatre, Mansfield
  • 27 Jan 2009NCN Clarendon College, Mansfield
  • 28 Jan 2009Carlton Le Willows School, Gedling
  • 29 Jan 2009Newark Palace Theatre
  • 30 Jan 2009University of Derby
  • 13 Jan 2010Portland School, Worksop
  • 15 Jan 2010Christ the King, Arnold
  • 18 Jan 2010Highfields School, Matlock
  • 19 Jan 2010Mansfield Library Theatre
  • 20 Jan 2010Mansfield Library Theatre
  • 26 Jan 2010Kirkby College, Nottingham
  • 27 Jan 2010Quarrydale Comprehensive
  • 28 Jan 2010Carlton Le Willows School
  • 29 Jan 2010Joseph Whittaker School, Mansfield
  • 6 Aug 2010Hull Truck Theatre
  • 9 Aug 20109-21 August: Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • ​a tremendous show. Hunt’s performance is compelling, imbued with a rare empathy and compassion.........allows us to think once more the thoughts of those we regard as heroes, who in their own minds thought common thoughts, but in ours performed unthinkable deeds. Broadway Baby, 2010
  • Hunt gives an inspiring, thought-provoking performance…stirring and sincere Public Reviews, 2010
  • affecting and effecting performance Gordon Parsons, Morning Star
  • I hope the play continues to touch wider audiences….Dr Dorothy Heathcote MBE

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