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THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING transfers to Wilton’s Music Hall after a sold-out run at the Southwark Playhouse

Kirsty Patrick-Ward brings Joy Wilkinson’s THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING to Wilton’s Music Hall after being nominated for an Off West End Award for Best New Play during its initial run at the Southwark Playhouse.

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…


Off West End Award for BEST NEW PLAY 2018

“One of the best new plays I have seen in years. Wonderful.”★★★★  Daily Express

“Joy Wilkinson’s fascinating, full-blooded play… a knockout.” ★★★★  The Times

“Thoroughly heartfelt, highly original and completely timely.” ★★★★ The Arts Desk

“A gripping spectacle” ★★★★  The Spy In The Stalls

“Thrilling and ferociously inspiring” ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

 Ticket info here.

Published: 14th June 2019