Previously sold-out play from Doctor Who writer Joy Wilkinson transfers to Wilton's Music Hall!
Following a sold-out run at the Southwark Playhouse from Doctor Who writer Joy Wilkinson is the otherwise untold and not well-known important part of the City’s history. Book The Sweet Science of Bruising tickets now to be sure you don’t miss out on its transfer to Wilton’s Music Hall where it will run for a limited time, beginning 5 June to 29 June 2019.
What is this important historical story about?
Set in 1869, right in the midst of Victorian London is a theatre, at a time when only the strongest survived. It was a time when women were constricted, constrained and controlled, whether that was by corsets, men or society as a whole; we see four very different women in the search of freedom. They are drawn to the dark underground world of female boxing where they find an unexpected liberation in the boxing ring. Their lives intertwine on their journey, which takes us from grand drawing rooms to unruly backstreet pubs. These women aren’t just fighting in the ring but against the inequality that holds them back. However, as the final showdown approaches, the aim of being the Lady Boxing Champion of the World sets to divide them again as only one can be victorious.
Who are the cast in the transfer of The Sweet Science of Bruising?
In the role of Professor Charlie Sharp is Owen Brenman who has a vast career working in both television and theatre. He is best known for being a series regular in popular BBC show Doctors and much-loved BBC series One Foot in the Grave. His theatre credits include The Pocket Dream (York Theatre Royal), Dead Funny (Nottingham Playhouse) and The Ghost Train (Lyric Hammersmith).
The role of Violet Hunter will be played by Celeste Dodwell who has a career in theatre, film and television. She has appeared in hit TV shows such as Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Endeavour and Home and Away. The LAMDA trained actress’ theatre credits include Hay Fever (Duke of York’s Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath and Australian Tour) and An Octoroon (National Theatre).
Joining the cast will be Jessica Regan as Matilda ‘Matty’ Blackwell, Emma McDonald as Anna Lamb, Fiona Skinner as Polly Stokes, Jane How as Aunt George, Alice Kerrigan as Emily, Wilf Scolding as Gabriel Lamb, Tom Lorcan as Paul Stokes and Ashley Cook as Doctor James Bell.
Who are the creative team behind this production?
Kirsty Patrick Ward will be directing the revival of her hit production that currently ran at the Southwark Playhouse. Also, this year she will be directing the world premiere of Groan Ups, the new comedy from the award-winning Mischief Theatre who brought you The Play That Goes Wrong. Her previous credits have seen her work with Mischief Theatre on their hilarious show The Comedy About a Bank Robbery on its tour as well as being the Associate Director on the West End production at the Criterion Theatre.
Completing the creative team for this highly acclaimed play is Kate Waters (Fight Director), Anna Reid (Designer), Max Perryment (Sound Designer and Composer), Peter Harrison (Lighting Designer) and Natasha Harrison (Additional Movement).
After winning an Off-West End Award for its sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse, this play is set to be a hit for its transfer run at Wilton’s Music Hall. Don’t be beaten in the fight to get a ticket for The Sweet Science of Bruising and book now. With just a limited run, it’s more than likely this play is going to repeat history so get your tickets whilst you can!