With a winning combination of heavyweight storytelling and punchy performances, The Sweet Science of Bruising gives a ringside seat not only to the true story of women boxers in the Victorian times but also the era’s fight for female emancipation.
I got to enter the boxing ring at London’s Southwark Playhouse to chair a post-show Q&A at Troupe Theatre’s world premiere production of Joy Wilkinson’s The Sweet Science of Bruising.
These rehearsal photos are a knockout! Step into the Victorian boxing ring with the female challengers in the world premiere of Joy Wilkinson’s The Sweet Science of Bruising, coming to London’s Southwark Playhouse next month care of Troupe. Time to get booking!
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Saturday 6 October 2018, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock returns to Southwark Playhouse for the world premiere of Victorian female boxing drama The Sweet Science of Bruising. Got any questions?
What a provocative play and post-show discussion! Are we all racist? How different are racial relations in 21st-century America versus Britain? How do we get more unheard voices onstage? Can white men tell valid stories about minority groups? Should they?
One of the central questions in the play is: can we ever really change ourselves? Or put another way, how many of us, if and when given a second chance, will seize it?
The Cardinal emerges as a revenge tragedy and Audibert’s clear-sighted direction ensures that the intricacies of the plotting is lucid and consistently compelling.