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Sucker Punch
On from 11 Jun 2010 till 24 Jul 2010
Royal Court Theatre
by Roy Williams
Genre(s): New Writing

About: Sucker Punch

JERWOOD THEATRE DOWNSTAIRS
The Royal Court Theatre presents...

Sucker Punch

Written by Roy Williams



11 Jun – 24 Jul

Ticket Availability
Sucker Punch is currently onsale exclusively to Friends and Supporters of the Royal Court. To discover how you can support the Royal Court and enjoy priority booking for this and other productions, please click here. Online booking will open on Monday at 12 noon.
Assisted Performances – the Captioned Performance takes place on Tuesday 20 July at 7.30 pm and the Audio-Described Performance takes place on Saturday 24 July at 3 pm.

“Right, you know the rules, watch the low blows, if it’s a knock down, no messing about, go straight to your corner, and don’t come out till called for, are we clear? Touch gloves, let’s go.”

In the red corner: Leon Davidson – Black British champ or Uncle Tom?
In the blue corner: Troy Augustus – American powerhouse or naïve cash cow?

Two former friends step into the ring and face up to who they are.

Sucker Punch looks back on what it was like to be young and Black in the 80s and asks if the right battles have been fought, let alone won.

Roy Williams’ early work at the Royal Court was supported by Jerwood New Playwrights, in partnership with the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. His previous plays at the theatre include Lift Off and Clubland in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs and Fallout in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, which was later made into a film for Channel 4. Recent credits elsewhere include Category B, part of the Not Black and White season at the Tricycle and Joe Guy for Tiata Fahodzi at Soho Theatre.

Age guidance 14+

Director Sacha Wares
Designer Miriam Buether
Lighting Peter Mumford
Sound Gareth Fry
Cast includes Daniel Kaluuya and Anthony Wels

The Jerwood Theatre Downstairs will be reconfigured for this production.

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