28 March - 29 March 2019
Welcome to Glory’s Gym
Ben, Dan and Khalid (a new arrival from Syria); three very different young men and driven over the ropes into the wrestling ring to face their demons. To escape their lives. To feel something, anything. To win glory. In the heydays of British wrestling Jim Glory was a colossus. Now he’s nothing. But in Ben, Dan and Khalid, Jim sees a final chance to restore his name.
A new play from the writer of Partition and the Chef Show. Glory takes you inside the wrestling ring in a bloody, sweaty, gutsy and surprisingly funny story about what people will do to achieve glory.
The Dukes & Red Ladder in association with Tamasha
Glory is one of the BBC’s top theatre picks of 2019. Click HERE to read the article.
‘there’s [a] wit in [Nick Ahad’s] writing and a generosity in Rod Dixon’s production that carries you along…it has the best stage fighting this side of the Royal Albert Hall, courtesy of choreographer Kevin McCurdy, and a keen sense of an old order being upturned.’
The Guardian ★★★★
‘This is no-holds-barred live theatre of the first order.’ – British Theatre Guide