The Sweet Science of Bruising
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848428065Publication Date:
4 Oct 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781788501156Publication Date:
4 Oct 2018
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First Staged:
Southwark Playhouse, London, 2018

The Sweet Science of Bruising

By Joy Wilkinson

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On Stage at:
Southwark Playhouse, London
From Wed 3 Oct 2018 to Sat 27 Oct 2018

London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets, each finds an unexpected freedom in the boxing ring.

As their lives begin to intertwine, their journey takes us through grand drawing rooms, bustling theatres and rowdy Southwark pubs, where the women fight inequality as well as each other. But with the final showdown approaching, only one can become the Lady Boxing Champion of the World…

Joy Wilkinson's play The Sweet Science of Bruising is an epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism. It premiered at Southwark Playhouse, London, in October 2018, in a production by Troupe.

Extra Content: Joy Wilkinson explains why she brought the Victorian world of female boxing from the history books to the stage, in an interview with the Evening Standard, 2 October 2018.

‘When that bell rings, your life is entirely in your hands.’

Press Quotes

'A fascinating, full-blooded play... takes a well-aimed swing at the politics of sex and class, putting female characters in the ring... the stage, and the story, belong to the women: a knockout'

The Times

'An unsettling mix of self-discovery and violence, which challenges traditional ideas about what women should be and what they should do... this account of female empowerment is as timely as it is original'

The Arts Desk

'A startling, visceral account of early feminist struggles'

The Reviews Hub
Paperback, 112 pages ISBN: 9781848428065Publication Date:
4 Oct 2018
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 112 pages ISBN: 9781788501156Publication Date:
4 Oct 2018
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Joy Wilkinson:

Fair
Acting Leader
Felt Effects
Fair & Felt Effects: two plays
Women, Power and Politics: Now

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