Emmerson and Ward Productions
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Unfortunately this performance of Gypsy Queen has been cancelled. Alternative performances that may be of interest include A Haunted Existence on Sun 17 Nov and the LGBTQ+ Social & Open Mic on Sun 29 Sep.
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Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?
The story of Gorgeous George OConnell: traveller, bare-knuckle fighter, hero to his people and Gypsy King. George leaves this life behind and enters the world of professional boxing, which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear.
In the opposite corner, gay boxer Dane The Pain Samson, the young pretender and son of a boxing legend. But Dane is fighting his own battles and they will ultimately lead to a tragedy that neither man could predict.
Two men who find themselves, and each other, in the most unlikely of worlds. Gypsy Queen is an unconventional love story between two fighters who discover the greatest challenge lies outside the ring.
Gypsy Queen is the new play by Rob Ward, co-writer of one-man show Away From Home that toured nationally and internationally between 2013 and 2016, picking up critical acclaim and several awards including Manchester Theatre Awards for Best New Play and Best Fringe Performance.
‘Heart-breaking, raw and highly emotional’
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‘The very definition of great theatre’
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‘A strong little play’ … ‘a touching romance’
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‘A slick, rewarding piece of work’
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Running time: 65 mins