Sucker Punch, the new play by Roy Williams is the story of two young actors-turned-boxers and a former European boxing champ as production boxing trainer. The Jerwood Theatre Downstairs will undergo a major reconstruction for this production, being transformed into a boxing arena, complete with ring side seating and an additional circle level.
Actors Daniel Kaluuya (playing Leon) and Anthony Welsh (playing Troy) embarked on an extensive fitness regime, under the tutelage of former British boxer and European champ Errol Christie.
Roy Williams’ Sucker Punch looks back on what it was like to be young and Black in the 80s and asks if the right battles have been fought, let alone won.
In the red corner: Leon Davidson – Black British champ or Uncle Tom? In the blue corner: Troy Augustus– American powerhouse or naïve cash cow? Two former friends step into the ring and face up to who they are.
Written by Roy Williams
Address: Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London