More cast have been confirmed for the Bush Theatre’s production of The Royale, which will run at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, as the the Bush Theatre undergoes a major redevelopment of its building. 

Directed by Madani Younis and joining the previously announced Nicholas Pinnock, the production will also star Jude Akuwudike, Franc Ashman and Martins Imhangbe.

The Royale is presented by the Bush Theatre following a successful run in 2015 and tells the story of Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson who dreams of becoming the undisputed heavy weight champion of the world.

Told through six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is written by Marco Ramirez and is inspired by the story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who went on to become the most famous and notorious black man on earth.

The play examines society’s relationship with our present-day cultural heroes and the responsibilities that are thrust upon them when they find themselves outside of the ropes.

It will be playing at The Tabernacle as the Bush Theatre undergoes a major redevelopment of its building. The venue, a former church, swinging sixties hang-out, community centre and, more recently, a training ground for young boxers, continues to host amateur boxing matches to this day.

The Royale will play at The Tabernacle, presented by the Bush Theatre, from the 3rd to the 26th November. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/the-royale-2/

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