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.
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
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- 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
- How to book
- Tel: 020 8743 5050
- Access description
- Access up staircase
- Wheelchair spaces by arrangement
- Situated above public house