Bare Knuckle - Final Fight for my Father
Written and performed by Jake Boston
Touching, hilarious and deeply personal, Bare Knuckle sheds light on the brutal, and often hidden, male world of bare knuckle fighting. This one-man show now makes its debut in London after performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 and in New York City in 2019 as part of the world’s largest solo theatre festival – United Solo, to great reception by public and critics.
Bare Knuckle reveals the emotional battles between father and son. Jake Boston, the son of an Irish Traveller and champion bare knuckle fighter, explores in his latest piece the need to be the best, to keep getting up off the floor to throw another punch and his father’s desire to pass the title of champion on to him. He questions masculinity, father-son relationships, growing up as a misfit and the ongoing fight to find himself.
Written and performed by East London born and bred Jake Boston, dramaturgy and direction by Lucy Richardson, lighting and sound by Jelmer Tuinstra, music by Dale Mensah, movement by Freddie Opoku-Addaie, Bare Knuckle is a kaleidoscope of colourful characters, memories and music that brings to life a truly beautiful, gritty and uncompromisingly personal coming-of-age story.
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Friday 4th September 2020 | 7:45pm
Run time: 60 minutes (no interval)
Content to consider: Adult language with reference to physical violence, alcohol abuse and reference to sex
Age restrictions: Recommended 16+ however, under 16s may attend if accompanied by an adult who is aware of content / adult language