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The Royale

By Marco Ramirez

Close up of boxer in silhouette

Becoming the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world is Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson’s ultimate dream. But, in the segregated United States of 1905, he doesn’t stand a chance.

Inspired by the little known true story of Jack Johnson, The Royale tells the incredible tale of the African-American boxer who, in demanding the fight he deserved, also had to take on history.

This extraordinary play by award-winning writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black) is set in a boxing ring and told in six heart-stopping rounds.

This play contains strong language and themes of racial abuse and prejudice. Please contact Barbican Box Office if you would like more information.

Promoted by Guildhall School of Music & Drama

The running time for this production is approx. 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)

This production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

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