Image from Hero & Leander work-in-progress performance. Jack & Sian sing a tender duet while Jack plays guitar and the band play behind him.
Jack Dean & Company — Hero & Leander: work-in-progress performance. Image by: Ben Borley

Jack Dean & Company — Hero and Leander, or, I Love You But Everything’s Under Water

Hero & Leander, or, I Love You, But Everything’s Underwater is a new outdoor show by Jack Dean & Company.

They will invite audiences around the UK to sing, dance and cry in a bittersweet gig theatre epic that tours with its own portable bandstand. Hero and Leander is a retelling of an ancient Greek myth in a modern English coastal setting, tackling themes of loss, resilience, climate change, and the natural cycles of life, death and rebirth.

Six multi-instrumentalists will tell an epic seaside tale through songs encompassing folk, indie, hip-hop, sea shanties and choral music. They will produce and tour the show to a host of locations across the UK in 2021 and 2022, with a particular focus on coastal towns and villages.

Jack Dean & Company is led by disabled artist Jack Dean. The project is supported by a Northcott Associateship and a Northern Consortium Commission.


8 & 9 July 2021, 8pm
Exeter, Exeter, Devon
14 July 2021, 6pm
The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon
15 July 2021 6pm
Plough Arts at Big Sheep, Abbotsham, North Bideford
17 July 2021, 7pm
21 July 2021, 6pm
22 July, 2021, 6pm
8 August 2021,3pm
9 August 2021, 1pm
14 August 2021, 6pm
15 August 2021, 1pm
15 August 2021, 6pm
Queens Park, Chesterfield
21 August, 2021
12 September 2021, 2pm
18th Septembee 2021, 2.30pm