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The year is 1869. Four very different Victorian (Victorian as in UK during Queen Victoria’s reign) women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Charlie Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each one finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring. 

As their lives begin to intertwine, their journey takes us through drawing rooms, back allies, bustling theatres and strange halls 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.

The Sweet Science of Bruising is an epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism set against the backdrop of Victorian London.

Main actors:

Professor Charlie Sharp – Gregg Jacobson

Polly Stokes – Buckley Weirman

Matty Blackwell – Louise Anderson-Clemence

Violet Hunter – Kaitlen Adams

Anna Lamb – Felicity Huston

Paul Stokes – Randall Kelly

Emily and Nancy – Nikki Brown

Gabriel Lamb – Jake Skukan

Dr James Bell/referee/hangman – Damien Cavanagh

Aunt George – Heather Hibbitt

Directed by Ken Cotterill

Opens Friday 20th August 2021

Tickets on Sale 19th July 8am