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Fighting Irish

Fighting Irish

Date: 02 April 2022 - 16 April 2022

Every day

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Time: 19:45 - 22:00

Cost: £8.50

A Coventry family’s fight for identity, in and out of the boxing ring.

It’s 1979. Coventry’s newest boxing star returns to the National Stadium in Dublin to defend his Irish light-heavyweight title but ends up facing more than one fearsome challenger to his crown. Prejudice, corrupt officials and warring factions in Ireland cause a chaotic event that pushes family unity to the brink.

“I have to fight everyone – opponents, referees, judges. I’m Irish in England, English in Ireland. Who am I?”

Fighting Irish, a new Belgrade Theatre production by Coventry writer, Jamie McGough, is the extraordinary, true story charting the rising and falling fortunes of the McGough brothers, and maps the journey of the Irish diaspora through one family’s story.

Co-directed by Belgrade Artistic Directors, Corey Campbell and Hamish Glen, Fighting Irish, marks a triumphant finale to the Theatre’s UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

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