The Royale

The Royale

The Royale closed on 26 November 2016.

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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.”

Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black), The Royale returns following a sell-out run at the Bush in spring 2015.

 

 

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About The Royale:

The Royale is loosely based on the real-life story of Jack Johnson, whose story is one of great talent and triumph, but also racism and injustice. Despite Johnson being one of the greatest fighters who had ever lived, one newspaper wrote at the time of his first title fight: "If the black man wins, thousands and thousands of his ignorant brothers will misinterpret his victory as justifying claims to much more than mere physical equality with their white neighbors."

The Royale Child Policy:
Suitable 14+
By:
Marco Ramirez
Producer:
Bush Theatre
Director:
Madani Younis
Design:
Jaimie Todd
Cast list:
Nicholas Pinnock (Jay Jackson), Jude Akuwidike, Franc Ashman and Martins Imhangb, Patrick Drury
The Royale Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Thursday, 3 November, 2016
Opening date: 
Saturday, 8 October, 2016
Closes: 
Saturday, 26 November, 2016

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