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Grappling with Glory in Lancaster

Published: 2 December 2018
Reporter: David Upton

A new play set in the larger-than-life world of wrestling premières at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre from February 21 to March 2.

Glory will immerse audiences into the eccentric world of the sport where the characters grapple with issues of race, identity and what it means to be British today.

Set in a decrepit gym in the north of England, this state-of-the-nation play sees faded star Jim ‘Glorious’ Glory and amateur wrestlers Dan, Ben and Sami confronting their demons, life and each other.

Playwright Nick Ahad is a writer and journalist whose Chef Show played to packed audiences at The Dukes in 2017.

Glory is a co-production by The Dukes and Red Ladder Theatre Company in association with Tamasha, marking the first collaborative partnership between the three organisations.

Glory is recommended for anyone aged 14 plus.