Preview: 6 January at 8pm
8, 15 & 22 January at 5pm
10, 11, 17 & 18 January at 6.30pm
12 & 19 January at 8pm
13 & 20 January at 7.30pm
14 & 21 January at 2pm & 7.30pm
No performances on Mondays
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. With Pacharo Mzembe bringing his own hard-earned boxing skills to the role of Isa, Prize Fighter is adrenaline-pumping, full-contact theatre at its best.
You can access a copy of the full script on AustralianPlays.org here.
There is a live captioned performance on 14 January at 2pm.
Co-presented by Belvoir and Sydney Festival.
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Video: Original Prize Fighter video by Optikal Bloc
Photo: Dylan Evans
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