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Evenings: Mon - Sat 7.30pm
Matinees: Saturdays 2.30pm (excluding Sat 16 Jan)
Other Information: Audio Described: Sat 06 Feb, 7.30pm

Open Captioned: Sat 06 Feb, 2.30pm

BSL: Sat 13 Feb, 2.30pm

Tickets: £15, £20, £25, £30, £35
£15 Under 16s (subject to availability)

Schools rates apply, please contact the Box Office for details

Group discount £5 off price bands B & C (£30 & £25) if you book 8 full price tickets or more. Strictly limited and subject to availability. Use promo code GROUP8+ when booking. Please call the Box Office if you have any issues.
Ages: 14+
Running time: 80mins


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Shot through with humour and menace, Simon Stephens’ Herons is a disturbing portrait of adolescent violence experienced by fourteen-year-old Billy, who is tormented by local bullies. Humiliated beyond endurance, he is finally pushed to an act of vengeance.

Herons is both a portrayal of brutalised no-hopers and a witty hymn for hope.

‘A terrific revival' The Daily Telegraph

'this short, sharp stab of a show gets you in the gut' The Times

'a brilliant and bruising revival of Simon Stephens' sharp shock of a play' The Stage

Simon Stephens is an associate artist at the Lyric Hammersmith. One of the country’s most prolific writers, he is best known for his Olivier Award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre/West End/Broadway).

Get behind the scenes of Herons by watching a series of videos on our YouTube channel here. 

This production contains strong language and scenes of a violent nature which some audiences may find disturbing.


Herons is presented with the support of Cockayne - Grants for the Arts, a donor-advised fund of The London Community Foundation.

Additional support received from The Idlewild Trust and The David & Claudia Harding Foundation.