Rehearsal images released for 'Sucker Punch' ahead of Wolverhampton run

Rehearsal images have been released of Roy Williams’ 'Sucker Punch', ahead of it’s run at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 13 – 17 June 2023.

The revival of the play is to embark on its first major tour as part of theatre network Theatre Nation Partnerships made up of theatres and creative organisations across the country and the National Theatre.

The story see's two best mates, Leon and Troy, having spent their youth growing up in a boxing gym, figuring out their place in the world and vying for the approval of Charlie, their trainer. 

This tender, bruising and funny play by leading British playwright 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, 'Sucker Punch' first opened in a sell-out production at London’s Royal Court in 2010, launching BAFTA and Academy Award winner Daniel Kaluuya onto the world stage.

Transforming the stage into a boxing ring, this revival is set to be a thrillingly staged spectacle of blood, sweat and tears with an electrifying soundtrack. The show's director, Nathan Powell said:

“It’s such a brilliant piece. I think Roy is amazing at telling really detailed, intricate, big and vast stories for everyone in the audience. I’m really excited to take this piece of work on tour around the country, working with this fantastic network of theatres.

"I hope that audiences all over the country will go away having interesting conversations with the people that they came with about what it means to be Black in Britain.

"I don’t want to answer questions for anyone, I actually just want to encourage talking and people to start a conversation. That’s all I can ask for and that’s all I hope for.”

Tickets for 'Sucker Punch' are on sale now at


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