Sucker Punch

A tender and funny play by leading British dramatist Roy Williams

A Theatre Nation Partnerships production, produced by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch

Sucker Punch by Roy Williams

Two best mates, Leon and Troy, have spent their youth growing up in a boxing gym, figuring out a place in the world, vying for the approval of Charlie, their trainer. Soon Leon and Becky, Charlie’s daughter, are trying to keep a big secret. In a ruthless world. But there can only be one winner, and it’s time everyone stepped into the ring to face up to who they really are…

This tender, bruising and funny play by leading British dramatist Roy Williams, brilliantly explores being young and black in the 80s.

Winning the Alfred Fagon Award, The Writers Guild Award for Best Play and nominated for an Olivier for Best New Play, it first opened in a sell-out production at London’s Royal Court.

A regional premiere of thrillingly staged event theatre, from an exciting partnership of theatres, touring nationally.


Sucker Punch free sheet 

Pack's a knockout punch
The Guardian
30 Mar - 15 Apr 2023
£12.50 - £29
+65p QNext fee

Under 26s | £8
Running Time
130 minutes
20 minutes
Access Details

All performances will be captioned. 

All performances after 4 April will have audio description available.

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Suggested age: 14+

Contains adult language


Christian Alifoe
Shem Hamilton
John Rogers
Wayne Rollins
Liam Smith
Ray Strasser-King
Poppy Winter

Creative team

Nathan Powell
Sandra Falase
Joshie Harriette
Lighting Designer
Duramaney Kamara
Sound Designer
Asha Jennings-Grant
Movement Director
Enric Ortuño
Fight Director
Gary Cooke
Boxing Coach
Malena Arcucci
Costume Supervisor
Phyllys Egharevba
Associate Designer
Christopher Worrall
Casting Director
Michelle Richards
Wellness Coach
Salvatore Sorce
Accent Coach
Tosin Alabi
Assistant Director

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