Shadow Boxing pulls no punches in its depiction of a boxer facing his toughest opponents yet, his personal demons.
The son of a boxer who couldn't win, Flynn is determined not to end up like his father. He becomes a successful fighter through utter dedication. But is his gruelling training a way of avoiding aspects of himself he would rather not face? A crisis builds as he moves closer to a title fight and hurtles to a shattering conclusion.
Shadow Boxing is a fast-paced and physically intense monologue, expertly written by James Gaddas. Fighter Flynn takes the audience through a highly emotional journey from the confines of his claustrophobic and gritty boxing gym.
"Outstanding." Three Weeks
"Hypnotic solo performance." Broadway Baby
"Effortless precision." The Scotsman
There will be a post show discussion with the director of Show Boxing
Donald Pulford is an Australian director and academic now living in the UK. His work in Australia included the infamous Helen Keller: the Musical and a 'playful and intense' production of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's Three Thousand Red Ants at the Australian Theatre for Young People, he directed the young Nicole Kidman. Among his work since moving to the UK, his production of Chris Goode's early play, Weepie, won Best Production at the 2010 Absolut Gay Theatre Festival in Dublin and Shadow Boxing gained five 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, going on to critical acclaim in New York in November of last year before the UK and Italy in 2012. His next production, Half a Person: My Life as Told by The Smiths, goes to this year's Edinburgh Fringe before Anthony Neilson's scurrilous The Night Before Christmas as a dodgy festive offering for Lincoln.
Thursday 21st June 7.30
Tickets £10 C £8
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01642 525199 - Box Office
ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street,
Stockton on Tees TS18 1LL UK