THE FIGHT by PRODIGAL THEATRE
‘Friends, have you ever seen a ﬁght? If not, you have a pleasure to come…’
This winter marks the 200 year anniversary of William Hazlitt publishing his classic essay ‘The Fight’ – a hilarious, rip roaring ride into the belly of Georgian bloodsport that inspired a genre of journalism and stands as one of the great pieces of prose writing. But what has changed?
In 1821 England had won a protracted conﬂict with Europe, but struggled to win the peace. The rich were getting richer and the poor still starved. Disease stalked the land whilst protest was suppressed, and everywhere; nationalism was on the rise. A population caught between the promises of politicians and the harsh reality of economics sought much needed escape in spectacle… sound familiar?
Blending boxing with Hazlitt’s wit; texts contemporary and classic, performance parkour, song, and the sweet science of defence – this physical theatre duo set out to discover if – two centuries on – our sporting rivalries remain as tied to our national identities as ever.
‘Whatever Prodigal does is worth seeing.’ – The Irish Independent
From Prodigal Theatre, the team that created the multi-award winning Tragedian Trilogy.
Supported by Arts Council, England, The Hall for Cornwall & Creative Civic Change
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