AMPAG, Belvoir Belvoir:Prize Fighter

Prize Fighter

January 2017

Sat 07 

08:00 PM

Belvoir

Belvoir

25 Belvoir St

Surry HillsNSW

 
 

A Congolese refugee getting by in the Australian suburbs, Isa has a background that seems unimaginable in his new country – a childhood as a boy soldier, fighting for the same forces that massacred his family.

Now, he has a chance to gain fame and fortune. Isa’s a brilliant boxer, and he has a shot at the national title. But his most difficult opponent isn’t in the ring – it’s the terrors of his past.

I saw this show at La Boite in Brisbane and it’s a real event – theatre made of storytelling and sport, led by two astonishing performances. Its writer, Future D. Fidel, fled the Congo as a child and lived in a Tanzanian camp for eight years before being granted refugee status. I’m thrilled it will find a Sydney home at Belvoir, and I’m thrilled to welcome Pach Mzembe back to Belvoir for the first time since Gwen in Purgatory. – Eamon

A La Boite Theatre Company & Brisbane Festival production co-presented withSydney Festival