The Royale

The Royale

When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for ‘the fight of the century’, The Sport just might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion.

Overview

Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out.

Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who – at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.

“Ain’t about bein’ no Heavyweight Champion of the White World.

It’s about bein’ Champion, period.”

Critic reviews

Nicholas Pinnock is excellent – funny, moody, menacing, *stacked *.

Time Out

Madani Younis’s [2015] Bush production is stunningly choreographed and musically percussive with an outstanding cast and design team.

The Times

Ramirez offers a stirringly expressionist vision of the boxing world.

Guardian

Rousing and resonant theatre-making.

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 3 Nov - Sat 26 Nov, Mon - Sat, 7.30pm; Sat mats at 2.30pm.

Venue

7 Uxbridge Road London W12 8LJ London, UK · Get Directions
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