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

Image: Southwark Playhouse


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Wilton's Music Hall
Starts: Wednesday 5 June 2019
Closes: Saturday 29 June 2019
Running time:2 hrs 30 mins
Age suitability: 12+

Buy tickets button

Background


Fresh from a sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse, Joy Wilkinson (current writer for Doctor Who) brings to life this little-known but important part of the City's history.


Featuring an ensemble cast and thrilling live boxing matches, The Sweet Science of Bruising is staged in the electrifying atmosphere of the world's oldest grand music hall located in London's East End, Wilton's Music Hall.


Synopsis


'When that bell rings, your life is entirely in your hands.'


1869.


Deep in the heart of Victorian London is a theatre where only the strongest survive.


Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, four very different women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing; each finds an unexpected freedom in the ring.


As their lives begin to intertwine their journey takes us from grand drawing rooms to rowdy backstreet 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 ...


Social media & info


Website link for this show Wikipedia link for this show YouTube link for this show Facebook link for this show twitter link for this show

Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)
London E1 8JB

Box office tel: 020 3468 5670

Box office email: -

Location map for Wilton's Music Hall

Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 5 June 2019

Closes:Saturday 29 June 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
£12.50 - £27

Concessions:
£10 - £24.50

Buy tickets button

Cast


To be announced

Creatives


Author: Joy Wilkinson
Composer: Max Perryment
Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward
Designer: Anna Reid
Lighting:  Peter Harrison
Sound: Max Perryment
Fight director: Kate Waters
Production: Troupe

Buy tickets for ...


Buy tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium