White Feather Boxer
Take the Space presents
WHITE FEATHER BOXER, the story of a Boxer who was also Quaker
Written and directed by Siobhán Nicholas and performed by Chris Barnes and Julia Masli
April 1967: in a shabby boxing gym in Bethnal Green, elderly trainer Jimmy listens to the news: Muhammad Ali, world champion, refuses to fight in Vietnam.
It’s a story Jimmy knows all too well. Back during WW1, he used to be a contender but with Conscription, conscientious objectors went to prison or the firing squad. Jimmy still can’t face those demons from the past and now there’s Jo, an angry new demon from the present! Women boxing!? Is that even legal? Training her in the noble art is going to take all his strength....and patience.
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