Beautiful Burnout unites physical theatre with world of boxing

This article is from 2010.

Beautiful Burnout unites physical theatre with world of boxing

Frantic Assembly and National Theatre of Scotland collaboration

Marking the first co-production between Frantic Assembly and the National Theatre of Scotland, this piece of highly physical theatre has been written by Bryony Lavery whose past credits include A Wedding Story, Breathing Underwater and Her Aching Heart. Cameron seeks to fight for his place in an increasingly violent and fraught world but has to keep his guard up at all times before that fatal blow is landed. He might be a natural fighter but is he really as indestructible as he believes? Beautiful Burnout is a production which aims to challenge preconceptions about a controversial sport.

Pleasance Courtyard, Pleasance, 0131 556 6550, 7–29 Aug (not 9, 16, 23), 7.30pm, £11.50–£14 (£10–£12.50). Previews 4–6 Aug, £5.

Beautiful Burnout

  • 4 stars

Keep your guard up. Protect yourself at all times. Protect your boy. Keep him safe. Keep him close. That is all that matters. Cameron is going places. He’s going to see lights. He’s going to make the world take notice and kneel at his feet. He's fighting for his club, his Mum, his place in the world. And this boy…

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