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Full cast announced for The Royale at the Bush Theatre
Full cast announced for Marco Ramirez's new drama.
Full casting has now been announced for the Bush Theatre's upcoming production of The Royale at the Tabernacle, Notting Hill which runs from 3 - 26 November 2016 with an official opening on 8 November 2016.
Patrick Drury joins the previously announced cast as Max. He will join Jude Akuwudike, Franc Ashman, Martins Imhangbe and Nicholas Pinnock, who plays Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson – the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the world.
Directed by Madani Younis the production features design by Jaimie Todd. Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black), The Royale follows Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson who dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. The Royale is loosely based on the real-life story of Jack Johnson who was one of the greatest fighters who has ever lived.
"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. Through the sights and sounds of the early 20th century boxing circuit, The Royale examines society’s relationship with our present-day cultural heroes and the responsibilities that are thrust upon them when they find themselves outside of the ropes."
The production will be staged at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, a former church and training ground for young boxers, whilst the Bush Theatre undergoes a major redevelopment.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.