Beautiful Burnout unites physical theatre with world of boxing
Frantic Assembly and National Theatre of Scotland collaboration
This article is from 2010.
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.