Sucker Punch - New Wolsey Theatre

Sucker Punch

Performed from Thu 20 — Sat 22 Apr

'Sucker Punch' Production Trailer

A Theatre Nations Partnerships production, produced by Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Someone dressed in a red vest and black shorts in skipping with a rope in the centre. Behind them are two others, both sitting on tables and looking at them. They are in a rundown building, with a discoloured wall behind them. White text in the middle says ‘Sucker Punch by Roy Williams’.

Two best mates, Leon and Troy, have spent their youth growing up in a boxing gym, figuring out a place in the world, vying for the approval of Charlie, their trainer.

Soon Leon and Becky, Charlie's daughter, are trying to keep a big secret. In a ruthless world.

But there can only be one winner, and it's time everyone stepped into the ring to face up to who they really are...

This tender, bruising and funny play by leading British dramatist Roy Williams brilliantly explores being young and black in the 80s. Winning the Alfred Fagon Award, The Writers Guild Award for Best Play and nominated for an Olivier for Best New Play, it first opened in a sell-out production at London's Royal Court.

A regional premiere of thrillingly staged event theatre, from an exciting partnership of theatres, touring nationally.

By Roy Williams.
A Theatre Nation Partnerships production (supported by the National Theatre), produced by Queen's Theatre Hornchurch.
Image credit: James Day.

Reviews of Sucker Punch

What the press say

'Packs a knockout punch'

The Guardian

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Delightfully funny and gritty'

The Usual Chaos

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Strong casting with outstanding performances.'

Elaine Chapman Reviews

What the public say

'Actors were excellent. Really enjoyed it'

Audience Feedback

'Fabulous show, incredible cast.'

Audience Feedback

'The play was compelling'

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