In the 2017 city of Culture and LGBT 50 celebrations it is appropriate to remember a forgotten hero of Hull, Dan Billany. An activist, teacher, novelist and soldier in WWII, Billany and fellow prisoner, David Dowie, went missing after being released from a POW camp inItaly in 1943. Their fate remains unknown to this day. The play, HERO, combines fact and dramatic fiction to bring Billany's story to life. It draws on extracts from Billany's novel, The Cage, written with David Dowie, as well as Billany's other wartime novel, The Trap, to develop a tense and revealing story.