Sat 25 Nov
Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Ticket Information: £14
Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking
Writer & Director: Siobhán Nicholas
Dramaturg: Chris Hannan
Starring: Chris Barnes and Julia Masli
Design: Gus Munro, Julie McDonald and Penny Zikic
Costumes: Julie McDonald
The story of a boxer who was also a conscientious objector.
It’s April 1967: in a shabby East End boxing gym, elderly trainer, Jimmy listens to the news: the world’s heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali refuses to fight in Vietnam.
It’s a story Jimmy knows all too well. Back during WW1, he used to be a contender but with Conscription, Conscientious Objectors went to prison or the firing squad. The Quaker - Boxer made his choice but he still can’t face those demons from the past and now there’s Jo, an angry demon from the present! Women boxing!? Training her in the noble art will take all his strength (never mind his patience).
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