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‘The Sweet Science of Bruising’

Fri 12th July - Sat 20th July


‘The Sweet Science of Bruising’ by Joy Wilkinson

Directed by Gaby Bowring and Bryony Weaver

1869. Islington, North London.  Four very different women are drawn into the world of exhibition pugilism: Violet Hunter, a nurse with ambitions of becoming a doctor; Anna Lamb, an abused wife and mother for whom boxing is a way to fight back; Matilda ‘Matinee Matty’ Blackwell, who finds flashing her fists more satisfying than flashing her ankles when times are hard; and Polly Stokes, a hard-talking pit brow lass who dreams of becoming a prize fighter.  Each woman enters the ring under the instruction of ‘Professor’ Charlie Sharp, fighting each other and against the expectations of the men around them, in a battle for a better future.  And, for the title of ‘Lady Boxing Champion of the World’.

New Venture Theatre, Bedford Place, Brighton BN1 2PT

Friday 12–Saturday 20 July 7.30pm

Tickets www.newventure.org.uk

Box Office Information 01273 746118 or email boxoffice@newventure.org.uk


Fri 12th July
Sat 20th July
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New Venture Theatre
Bedford Place
Brighton , BN1 2PT United Kingdom
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