32 Burelli Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500, Australia
31st October 2018 to 3rd November 2018
Adrenaline-pumping, full-contact theatre at its best. Join them ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill and energy of boxing. Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from his tortuous past as a boy soldier. Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Written with the undeniable force of authenticity, Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known. Nominated for four Helpmann Awards, this is skillfully realised theatre, full of complexity, energy and surprising delicacy. It’s an experience that’s not to be missed.