Glory - Red Ladder Theatre Company

Red Ladder Theatre Company

Glory

21 February 2019 - 13 April 2019

Red Ladder and The Dukes – Lancaster in association with Tamasha present

Glory

Meet Dan, Ben and Sami.

Three wrestlers compelled over the ropes and into the ring to fight for glory. Three men wrestling with demons, life, each other.

Jim ‘Glorious’ Glory used to be somebody. In the heyday of British wrestling, he was a colossus. Now his empire has crumbled.

Through Dan, Ben and Sami, Jim catches a glimpse of resurrection; a chance to re-establish his great name and his decaying gym. But do they want to wrestle and restore Jim’s glory? Or do they have a different fight in mind?

Only one hero can emerge.

A new play from the writer of Partition and the award-winning The Chef Show – GLORY takes us into the wrestling ring in this painfully funny, sweaty and gutsy story about what people will do to achieve glory.

Glory has been supported through Arts Council England’s Sustained Fund.

PLEASE NOTE

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED ON THE DOOR AT BELLE ISLE WORKING MEN’S CLUB ON THE NIGHT OF TUESDAY MARCH 12TH FROM 18.30 (19.30 SHOW)

Reviews for Glory

“It has the best stage fighting this side of the Royal Albert Hall, courtesy of choreographer Kevin McCurdy, and a keen sense of an old order being upturned.” **** (four stars), The Guardian, Mark Fisher

“This is a brave, bold production that could easily tip into racism while trying to highlight the racial tensions of modern-day Britain, but it doesn’t. Nick Ahad’s controlled, witty writing holds the production together while Rod Dixon’s direction keeps it from spilling into just another Rocky-esque testosterone comeback story… it is exhilarating to watch.” **** (four stars), The Stage, Wendy Pratt

“If you have to fight for a ticket to see Glory, it’s well worth the effort.” **** (four stars), British Theatre Guide, David Upton

“While the dialogue is ingeniously witty, the physicality encompassed within the production is magnificent…. an affectingly impassioned and impactful story with real-life blows.”  ***** (five stars), SCAN, Lancaster University

 

Reviews for Nick Ahad’s previous plays:

“Ahad must be congratulated on tackling the weighty issue of Partition with such a deft lightness of touch… with wit, real emotional depth and great humanity.’ Yorkshire Post on Nick Ahad’s play Partition2017

Partition is by some distance his best work’ North West End, 2018

“…a stroke of genius… very funny” Yorkshire Post on Nick Ahad’s play The Chef Show



Dates


Jump Club, Barnsley
23 Mar 2019

Hull Truck Theatre
26 Mar 2019

Theatr Clwyd
28 Mar 2019 – 29 Mar 2019

Grove Hall
30 Mar 2019

Albion Electric Warehouse, Leeds
1 Apr 2018 – 6 Apr 2019

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
10 Apr 2019 – 13 Apr 2019


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