Smoke & Oakum Theatre present a window into the inner workings of the boxing industry

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  • Wednesday, 7th February 2018
  • Thursday, 8th February 2018
  • Friday, 9th February 2018
7th Feb - 9th Feb
8pm | £10

Mickey and his team of cornermen never seem to have much luck in the boxing world, the fighters they manage always end up losing and, after a disastrous last outing, no one wants to work with them. Until, that is, they sign Sid Sparks, a young boxer whose fast hands and winning ways catapult them into a world of success they’ve never known. However, you can’t win all the time and soon Mickey must chose between the life he’s enjoying, and the well-being of his young charge.

Described by New Diorama Theatre director David Byrne as “one of the best new companies around”, Smoke & Oakum Theatre is a new writing company who produce quality theatre all over the UK. Cornermen is one of their most successful shows, beginning life at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London before going on in front of thousands of people at the Pleasance Courtyard, New Diorama Theatre and VAULT Festival. Along the way it has been published by Nick Hern Books.

“A right-hook out of nowhere, a real knock-out.”
★★★★ The Stage

“Thrilling to watch”
★★★★ The Scotsman

This touring production is produced by Smoke & Oakum Theatre, New Diorama Theatre and Red Ladder.

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