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The Sweet Science of Bruising – Wilton’s Music Hall, London

Writer: Joy Wilkinson Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty The stories of four women dance around each other, clinching at times, bringing out an aggression and force that breathes life into feminist and historical themes. As the 9th Marquess of Queensbury was considering the rules he would later give his name to boxing was less a gentleman’s art, more ...

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The Sweet Science of Bruising – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Joy Wilkinson Director: Kirsty Patrick Ward Reviewer: Stephen Bates It could come as a surprise to many that, 143 years before Nicola Adams picked up her first Olympic Gold Medal, women’s boxing was already underway. Writer Joy Wilkinson delves into this little-known activity for her new play and uses it as the foundation for a startling, visceral account of ...

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