The Royale

Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ

Please note that this production will take place at The Tabernacle, Notting Hill. For more information, please view the venue's website.

2015 knockout hit The Royale returns to the Bush Theatre for another ringside bout this winter, retelling writer Marco Ramirez’s account of Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson, the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Set in 1905, with racial segregation enforced in boxing, the real-life story of Jack Johnson seems as improbable as it was pioneering. Loosely based on his career, The Royale showcases, over the course of six rounds in a boxing ring, a transcendence of one sporting hero that earned a place in boxing immortality.

Official London Theatre's Charlotte Marshall labelled last year's production a "hypnotic triumph".

A story of great talent, triumph, racism and injustice, this is a stunning, sell-out production showcasing one man’s success in becoming the most notorious black man on Earth.


Cast & Creatives

Nicholas Pinnock, Jude Akuwudike, Franc Ashman, Martins Imhangbe
Marco Ramirez
Madani Younis
Bush Theatre

Bush Theatre

7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ
020 8743 5050
Official site
Nearest tube
Shepherd’s Bush Market, Shepherd's Bush or Goldhawk Road
Nearest bus
49, 72, 94, 95, 207, 220, 237, 260, 283, 295, 607

Free parking in local streets after 18:30

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 8743 5050
Access description
Stalls x4
Disabled toilets
Situated above public house