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VenueWilton's Music Hall
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From5th June 2019
To29th June 2019
When19:30. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30. No Mat Jun 6
What is currently on at Wilton's Music Hall (V1165)

The Sweet Science of Bruising

The Sweet Science of BruisingT0864251212
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,
Author Joy Wilkinson

Archive :: production:T0864251212, play:S01449142684, venue:V1165

Production details

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.


Company Troupe
Director Kirsty Patrick Ward
Director Kirsty Patrick Ward (fight director)
Design Anna Reid
Lighting Peter Harrison
Sound Max Perryment
Music Max Perryment
Performer Owen Brenman (Professor Charlie Sharp)
Performer Celeste Dodwell (Violet Hunter)
Performer Jane How (Aunt George)
Performer Tom Lorcan (Paul Stokes)
Performer Emma McDonald (Anna Lamb)
Performer Wilf Scolding (Gabriel Lamb)
Performer Ashley Cook (Doctor James Bell)
Performer Alice Kerrigan (Emily)
Performer Jessica Regan (Matilda - Matty - Blackwell)
Performer Fiona Skinner (Polly Stokes)

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