Prodigal Theatre: The Fight

Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 19:30

Prodigal Theatre: The Fight
Tickets: £12/£10
Tickets on sale from 5 October

Live Performance at AMATA

Britain wins a protracted war with Europe, but can it win the peace? The rich are getting richer but the poor still starve. Within a few years protests against the government spill into violence on British streets. Sound familiar? In 1821 William Hazlitt, the greatest prose writer in the English language, went to see his first bare knuckle boxing match. Through his eyes Prodigal Theatre, the team behind the multiple award-winning Tragedian Trilogy take a look at combat, the violence of men and the rivalry of nations.

This is a preview of Prodigal’s new play. The performance will be followed by a Q&A.

Written by Alister O’Loughlin, after William Hazlitt. Direction and Dramaturgy by Miranda Henderson.
Supported by Hall for Cornwall and Arts Council England.

CONTENT TO CONSIDER:
Recommended age: 14+
Running time: 60 minutes
Some references to, and depictions of violence - in the context of Regency pugilism

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
The multiple award-winning Prodigal Theatre creates work which is epic within a small frame, drawing on the co-founders’ backgrounds in contemporary dance and physical theatre, and their shared love of classic, narrative driven drama.