Prize Fighter (Darebin Arts) [Melbourne]
Thursday October 18, 2018 - 8:00 PM
Northcote Town Hall
189 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070
from $28 (see note below about special deal on Access tickets for $20)
Susan Emerson & Mark Sandon
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
Special Offer on Access tickets
Access ticket prices are available to Arts Access members and those who identify as living with a disability, are deaf or low hearing. These tickets are available at a discounted rate of $20 with the promotional code: ACCESS. There are a limited amount of tickets per season. This promotional code is applicable to any performance that has availability and is part of the Speakeasy season. Darebin City Council do honour Companion Cards for any performance, subject to availability.
a La Boite Theatre and Brisbane Festival Production by Future D. Fidel
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy and Melbourne Festival
Get ringside for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing.
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. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known.
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.
Prize Fighter is adrenaline-pumping, full-contact theatre at its best.
“Prize Fighter is, in every respect, theatre that matters.” ABC Arts
“Defeating your opponent needs strategies but defeating your memories requires more than just that. Regardless of who or what your opponent is, everyone is a Prize Fighter.” – Future D. Fidel, Playwright
“The most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best acted new play” The Australian