The Sweet Science of Bruising


London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring.
The Sweet Science of Bruising at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Started: Wednesday 3 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 27 October 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Directed by Kirsty Patrick Ward (Chef - The Scotsman Fringe First Award winner) and produced by Troupe who return to Southwark Playhouse after their critically acclaimed productions of Dear Brutus and The Cardinal (The Telegraph Critics' Choice), and Rasheeda Speaking at Trafalgar Studios, which was nominated for five Off West End Awards.

Synopsis


"Place your bets, gents, and raise your glasses for the Lady Boxing Champion of the World."


London, 1869.


Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp.


Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring.


As their lives begin to intertwine their journey takes us through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres and rowdy Southwark pubs where the women fight inequality as well as each other.


But with the final showdown approaching only one can become the Lady Boxing Champion of the World …


Based on historical research into 19th century women's boxing, The Sweet Science of Bruising is a fascinating new play by Joy Wilkinson (Verity Bargate Award winner).


Featuring an ensemble cast and thrilling up-close boxing matches, this is an epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism.


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77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 3 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 27 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Start Time 8pm

(days not available)


Intervals:1

Matinee:

3:30pm

(days not available)


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£12

Standard:
£20

Concessions:
£16

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Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Author: Joy Wilkinson
Composer: Max Perryment
Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward
Designer: Anna Reid
Sound: Max Perryment
Fight director: Alison de Burgh
Movement: Alison de Burgh
Production: Troupe

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