White Feather Boxer is a two hander-play. Set in 1967 in a shabby boxing gym in Bethnal Green, elderly trainer Jimmy listens to the news that the world’s heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali refuses to fight in Vietnam. It’s a story Jimmy knows all too well. Back during WW1, he used to be a contender, but with Conscription, conscientious objectors went to prison or the firing squad. The Quaker-Boxer made his choice, but he still can’t face those demons from the past.
Now there’s Jo, an angry, stubborn new demon from the present. Women boxing!? Is that even legal? Training her in the noble art is going to take all his strength, not to mention his patience…
White Feather Boxer is produced by Take the Space Touring Theatre Company and written and directed by its co-founder Siobhán Nicholas whose aim is to partner the bravest of ideals with the bravest of sports.
Performance: Saturday 30 September, 7.45pm, The Hawth Studio. Tickets: £13.50 (discounts £11.50, schools/groups of 10 or more £8.50), available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting hawth.co.uk