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The Royale

The Royale

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Orange Is The New Black writer Marco Ramirez presents his story about boxer Jay Jackson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World, at the Bush Theatre. Read More >

Orange Is The New Black writer Marco Ramirez presents his story about boxer Jay Jackson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World, at the Bush Theatre.

Loosely based on the real-life story of Jack Johnson, whose story is one of great talent and triumph but also racism and injustice, The Royale explores the transcendence of sporting heroes as cultural icons of our time.

Despite being one of the greatest fighters who ever lived, one newspaper wrote at the time of Johnson’s first title fight: “If the black man wins, thousands and thousands of his ignorant brothers will misinterpret his victory as justifying claims to much more than mere physical equality with their white neighbors.”

The Royale plays in a season of four productions dealing with struggles for justice.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 13/03/2015

Opening Night: 18/03/2015

Closing Night: 18/04/2015

Running time: 1h20

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Nicholas Pinnock, Frances Ashman, Clint Dyer, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Ewan Stewart

Creative

Director - Madani Younis

Producer - Bush Theatre

Designer - Jaimie Todd

Author - Marco Ramirez

About Bush Theatre

7 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 8LJ

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