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The Royale

Bush Theatre

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Bush Theatre's knockout hit The Royale returns to play at The Tabernacle, retelling writer Marco Ramirez’s account of Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World.

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Please note that this production will take place at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill. For more information, please view the venue’s website.

2015 knockout hit The Royale returns to the Bush Theatre for another ringside bout this winter, retelling writer Marco Ramirez’s account of Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Set in 1905, with racial segregation enforced in boxing, the real-life story of Jack Johnson seems as improbable as it was pioneering. Loosely based on his career, The Royale showcases, over the course of six rounds in a boxing ring, a transcendence of one sporting hero that earned a place in boxing immortality.

Official London Theatre’s Charlotte Marshall labelled last year’s production a “hypnotic triumph”.

A story of great talent, triumph, racism and injustice, this is a stunning, sell-out production showcasing one man’s success in becoming the most notorious black man on Earth.

 

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/11/2016

Opening Night: 08/11/2016

Closing Night: 26/11/2016

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.

Cast & Creative

Cast

Nicholas Pinnock, Jude Akuwudike, Franc Ashman, Martins Imhangbe

Creative

Director - Madani Younis

Producer - Bush Theatre

Designer - Jaimie Todd

Author - Marco Ramirez

ABOUT Bush Theatre

7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ