I'm just home from seeing this and I have to say, I hated it. I found the relationships unbelievable, not helped by the vast physical space between the characters. Frankly, the scene where Danny and Joe were flicking through the magazine of children up for adoption was offensive. If this was meant to be funny it totally missed the mark. From the very start, when Danny disclosed about his brother's death, I was totally unconvinced. The play then just felt like one big mess of themes, issues and ideas that go nowhere. I don't mind issues being left hanging in the air, skillfully done this leaves the viewer with places to go in their own head and imagination. In Hero, I just didn't care enough to bother.
I feel so disappointed by this play (as you can probably tell!), maybe because I'm a gay primary school teacher myself. By far the worst thing I've seen at the Royal Court in the last couple of years.