Stunning blow from one-time boy soldier.
Take a ringside seat for a boxing match that will leave you reeling.
When Congolese refugee Isa pulls the gloves on, it seems any opponent can be taken on. Isa has been dubbed “the Killer” but the glare of the boxing ring lights isn’t enough to dispel the shadows of the past—as a child soldier forced to side with the very forces that massacred Isa’s family.
This is knockout theatre in every sense. From fight choreography so visceral you’ll feel every blow to writing that packs an emotional punch, Prize Fighter ducks and weaves with astonishing grace. The play marks the debut of Congolese-Australian writer Future D. Fidel and after raved about seasons finally steps through the ropes to stagger audiences in Melbourne.
Suitable for ages 16+
Contains violence, sexual references and adult themes. Haze, smoke effects and strobe lighting in use.
A four-time Helpmann Award nominated production
FUTURE D. FIDEL
Prize Fighter is, in every respect, theatre that matters.
This production is thrilling and the subject matter, while tough and unforgiving as bullets, is equally so. Absolutely not to be missed.
- Future D. Fidel
- Todd MacDonald
- Pacharo Mzembe, Gideon Mzembe, Margi Brown Ash, Marcus Johnson, Ratidzo Mambo and Mandela Mathia
- Chris Kohn
- Bill Haycock
- Lighting Designer
- David Walters
- Composer and Sound Designer
- Felix Cross
- Souund Design Remix
- Busty Beatz
- Video Designer
- Optikal Bloc
- Movement and Flight Director
- Nigel Poulton
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by arTour an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. La Boite is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its funding and advisory body.