Queer Festival 2017: Gypsy Queen at King's Head, Islington


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The story of 'Gorgeous' George, bare-knuckle fighter and traveller, who turns pro and falls for openly gay Dane, a boxer at his gym. But can two men raised to fight learn to love? And can they win the fight outside the ring?

Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?

Undefeated bare-knuckle fighter 'Gorgeous' George O'Connell leaves his traveller roots behind to embark on a career as a professional boxer. Through a developing relationship with an openly gay fellow boxer at his gym, George begins to learn more about who he is and what he wants. But when the time comes to fully embrace this newfound identity, can George be true to himself? And what impact does this have on the man that he was?

'Gypsy Queen' is the story of two men who find themselves, and each other, in the most unlikely of worlds and asks what they are willing to do when the fight moves outside of the ring. A play about the influence of our roots, the satisfaction of our desires and the formulation of our identity.

'Gypsy Queen' is the new play by Rob Ward, co-writer of one-man show 'Away From Home' that toured nationally and internationally between 2013 and 2016, picking up critical acclaim and several awards including Manchester Theatre Awards for Best New Play and Best Fringe Performance.

Venue Details & Map

The King's Head Theatre

115 Upper Street
N1 1QN
+44 (0)20 7226 0364

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