The Sweet Science of Bruising
Written by Joy Wilkinson | Directed By Julia Head
Image Design by Myles Marshall
This isn’t a proper match, Polly. Think of it more like a dance. You learn the steps, then talent and practice make it look natural.
I don’t want to be a dancer. I want to be a fighter.
Pugilism, punch bags and… petticoats?
In the fierce underbelly of London’s boxing scene, surrounded by smoke, bowler-hats and bare-knuckle boys, four women controlled by men and constrained by corsets find an unexpected
freedom in the ropes of the boxing ring.
The Sweet Science of Bruising is Wilkinson’s bold exploration of suffrage and silence, of politics and power and of flight and fight. It invites you to consider what you’re willing to win, or lose.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
- Thursday 19th May: 7.30pm
- Friday 20th May: 7.30pm
- Saturday 21st May: 7.30pm
Showing: 19/05/2022 - 21/05/2022
Time: 7:30 pm
Adults £12 / Concessions £10
Stalls Seating: Please note stalls seating for this production is unreserved. Immersive seating allocated on arrival, balcony seating is standard reserved seating.
Creative & Production Team:
Director: Julia Head
Associate Director: Krista Matthews
Movement & Fight Director: Maisie Carter
Set & Costume Designer: Cat Fuller
Lighting Designer: Joe Price
Sound Designer & Composer: Jack Orozco Morrison
Costume Supervisor: Jo Lewis
Costume Assistants: Tara Boland, Lucy Howarth, Immy Howarth & J Marshman (Student)
Production Manager: Lisa Hall
Stage Manager: Sophie Thompson-Gray
Deputy Stage Manager: James Lisk
Assistant Stage Manager: Kaylun Jones (Student)
Producers: Laura Knight & James Moore
Assistant Producer: James Creed
Workshop Assistant: Toby Mitchell