1981, South London. Thatcher’s Britain.
Jab. Double jab, cross. Jab, hook to body.
Leon and Troy are best mates trying to figure out their place in the world amid mounting unemployment and simmering racial tensions. After finding solace in Charlie’s gym, they start forging their path into the ruthless world of professional boxing.
Roy Williams’ bruising play examines what it was like to be a young black man in 1980s Britain and asks, how can you fight a system that’s desperate to see you fail?
Now taking bookings for performances from Fri 19th June 2020 until Sat 25th July 2020.
Show times for each day are below.
Bus routes: 25, 69, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 339, 425, 473, D8, N8, N86
Night buses: N8, N86
Tube lines: Central Line, Jubilee Line
Nearest tube: Stratford Station
In congestion zone?: No
Infrared hearing loop
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Theatre Royal Stratford East, London
Sat 25th July 2020
1 hour 30 minutes