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The Sweet Science of Bruising archiveLondon, 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 listings for The Sweet Science of Bruising

Work type: Play.

T0864251212

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).
5 Jun 19 to 29 Jun 19Wilton's Music Hall, Inner London :: V1165
listing details L01167800225

T280397717

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 Alison de Burgh (fight/movement director). Design Anna Reid. Lighting Tim Deiling. Sound Max Perryment. Music Max Perryment.
3 Oct 18 to 27 Oct 18Southwark Playhouse, Inner London :: V226
listing details L88578255

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