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Cornermen – Shaw Lane Sports Club, Barnsley

Writer: Oli Forsyth Producer: Smoke & Oakum Theatre Sound/Lighting: Joshua Lucas Reviewer: Ron Simpson Red Ladder Theatre’s policy of taking small cast plays into the community by staging them in local clubs and halls, extends to their programming some Northern dates by London-based company Smoke & Oakum. The spacious and comfortable Shaw Lane Club was the latest venue for Oli ...

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Gypsy Queen – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Rob Ward Director: Adam Zane Reviewer:  Katherine Kirwin Two fighters command the stage in separate spotlights and rush forth a spoken word style monologue; one is ‘Gorgeous George’ a scrappy Northern Catholic bare-knuckle fighter and the other is Dean ‘The Pain’ Clayton who is part of a boxing dynasty with greatness lying before him. When there are doubts about ...

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An Evening with Anthony Joshua – The Lowry, Salford

Black boxer

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It would be fair to say that there is very little left for Anthony Joshua to achieve: at the tender of age of 27, he is an Olympic champion, has won gold at the 2012 games in London and is a previous British, Commonwealth and WBC International heavyweight champion. At present, he is the reigning and defending ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Bitch Boxer – Underbelly

Writer: Charlotte Josephine Director: Bryony Shanahan Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating:5] Packing as much punch as writer/performer Charlotte Josephine can muster, Bitch Boxer is dynamic, dramatic and moving in equal measure. Chronicling Chloe Jackson’s journey to the first female boxing competition ever to be part of the Olympics, this piece has perfect timing on and off the stage, and is underscored ...

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