The RSC, Young Vic and Theatre for a New Audience have a difficult but fascinating task ahead in re-creating lost work Swingin’ the Dream that honours the original while offering something new to modern audiences.
Joy Wilkinson’s The Sweet Science of Bruising, about ‘lady boxing’ in Victorian times, feels like such a riotous shock to the system. Best of all, it nails this with a story that breaks down stereotypes of history.
Victorian female pugilism drama: thoroughly heartfelt, highly original, very theatrical and completely timely
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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?