The Sweet Science of Bruising
Theatre Travels presents
The Sweet Science of Bruising

15 Jun 2022 to 2 Jul 2022

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. A place where their lives, decisions, futures are in their own hands for the first time.

They may each get in the ring in pursuit of the title of Lady Boxing Champion of the World but what each stands to gain from every bout far exceeds any title.  The women punch for recognition, they jab for education, they spar for a future, they fight for survival. 

Joy Wilkinson's play The Sweet Science of Bruising is an epic tale of passion, politics and pugilism. This production marks the show’s Australian premiere. 
Content Warning - please be advised that the show contains references to violence, spousal abuse and prostitution

Anna – Sonya Kerr
Aunt George – Michelle Masefield 
Dr James – Antony Makhlouf 
Emily/ Nancy – Raechyl French 
Gabriel – Davey Seagle 
Matty – Kian Pitman
Paul – Mitchell Bourke
Polly – Esther Williams 
Professor – Cormac Costello 
Violet – Kitty Simpson

Crew and Creatives
Producers - Theatre Travels and One Good Act
Director - Carly Fisher
Stage Manager - Natalie Low
Lighting Designer - Sophie Parker
Production Designer - Hannah Yardley
Sound Designer - Kaitlyn Crocker
Accent & Dialect Coach - Linda Nicholls-Gidley
Fight Choreographer - Tim Dashwood
Assistant Director - Rosie Niven

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150 Minutes including interval
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