Celebrating difference

Published: 30 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

The Hero Next Door

From the author of The Boy At The Back Of The Class, Onjali Q Raúf MBE, The Hero Next Door at the Dukes in Lancaster June 16 is a celebration of difference, friendship and working together to do the right thing.

Using film, animation, music and physical theatre, the show is accessible to all and is delivered by a collective of disabled, non-disabled and culturally diverse actors.

Meet Musa, a refugee; Haley, an autistic girl; and Melody, a would-be bully. This unlikely trio come together to save an elderly neighbour from a con-woman posing as a carer, with thrilling and hilarious results.

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