Prize Fighter

Future D. Fidel

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6 – 22 JANUARY 2017

Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 2pm & 8pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 5pm

Preview (bookable)
8pm, 6 January

Opening Night (invitation only)
8pm, 7 January

Unwaged Performance
2pm, 19 January

Belvoir Briefing
3pm, 18 December 2016

 

Venue: Belvoir Upstairs
Theatre Company: A La Boite Theatre Company & Brisbane Festival production co-presented with Sydney Festival

Duration: N/A


A Congolese refugee getting by in the Australian suburbs, Isa has a background that seems unimaginable in his new country – a childhood as a boy soldier, fighting for the same forces that massacred his family. Now, he has a chance to gain fame and fortune. Isa’s a brilliant boxer, and he has a shot at the national title. But his most difficult opponent isn’t in the ring – it’s the terrors of his past.

I saw this show at La Boite in Brisbane and it’s a real event – theatre made of storytelling and sport, led by two astonishing performances. Its writer, Future D. Fidel, fled the Congo as a child and lived in a Tanzanian camp for eight years before being granted refugee status. I’m thrilled it will find a Sydney home at Belvoir, and I’m thrilled to welcome Pach Mzembe back to Belvoir for the first time since Gwen in Purgatory. – Eamon

CAST
Margi Brown-Ash
Thuso Lekwape
Gideon Mzembe
Pacharo Mzembe
Zindzi Okenyo
Kenneth Ransom

TEAM
Writer Future D. Fidel
Director Todd MacDonald
Dramaturg Chris Kohn
Designer Bill Haycock
Lighting Designer David Walters
Assistant Lighting Designer Christine Felmingham
Composer & Sound Designer Felix Cross
Sound Design Remix Busty Beatz
Video Designer optikal bloc
Movement & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Stage Manager Heather O’Keefe


 

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