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The Sweet Science of Bruising

05/06/2019 - 29/06/2019


'When that bell rings, your life is entirely in your hands.' 1869. Deep in the heart of Victorian London is a theatre where only the strongest survive. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, four very different women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing; each finds an unexpected freedom in the ring. As their lives begin to intertwine their journey takes us from grand drawing rooms to rowdy backstreet pubs 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... Fresh from a sold-out run at Southwark Playhouse, Joy Wilkinson (current writer for Doctor Who) brings to life this little-known but important part of the City’s history. Featuring an ensemble cast and thrilling live boxing matches, The Sweet Science of Bruising is staged in the electrifying atmosphere of the world’s oldest grand music hall located in London’s East End, Wilton’s Music Hall. Cast OWEN BRENMAN - Professor Charlie Sharp CELESTE DODWELL - Violet Hunter JESSICA REGAN - Matilda 'Matty' Blackwell  EMMA MCDONALD - Anna Lamb FIONA SKINNER - Polly Stokes JANE HOW - Aunt George ALICE KERRIGAN - Emily WILF SCOLDING - Gabriel Lamb TOM LORCAN - Paul Stokes  ASHLEY COOK - Doctor James Bell   Creative Team JOY WILKINSON - Playwright  KIRSTY PATRICK WARD - Director  KATE WATERS - Fight Director ANNA REID - Designer MAX PERRYMENT - Sound Designer and Composer  PETER HARRISON - Lighting Designer  NATASHA HARRISON - Movement Director

Minimum Age

Recommended for ages 12+

Running Time

2hr 30min (inc. 20min interval)


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