Prodigal Theatre presents

The Fight

Thursday 2nd June


“Friends, have you ever seen a fight? If not, you have a pleasure to come…”

Beating the French may be hard enough – but winning the peace? That’s a different matter altogether.

It’s 1821 and the gloves are off! ‘Shakespeare of the prose’ William Hazlitt sets out from London with sporting pundit Pierce Egan and goes looking for some real life at a bare-knuckle boxing match. But what can his 200-year-old essay teach us about national identity politics in the age of Brexit?

Blending physical and verbal wit with texts ancient and modern, performance-parkour, song, and the sweet science of defence; Prodigal Theatre, the team behind the award-winning Tragedian trilogy, invite you to join us for a rip-roaring ride into the underbelly of Georgian bloodsports and the equally brutal world of British politics.  

“Whatever Prodigal does is worth seeing.” The Irish Independent

Prodigal Theatre are Brighton Fringe award winners: Brighton Fringe Best Actor (The Tragedian Trilogy)  and Best Show (10,000 Several Doors).


Run time: 60 minutes

Age recommendation: 12+


This production is part of Brighton Fringe



Full Price £12

Concession £10



Thu 2nd June6pm7pm