Joe Bonaparte’s potential to become a concert violinist hits a detour when boxing manager Tom Moody and fight promoter Roxy Gottlieb steer him towards greatness in the boxing ring. As his athletic star begins to rise, Joe is torn between loyalty to his art and family, and the allure of fame and fortune. As mobster Eddie Fuseli promises him glory, and girlfriend Lorna Moon (Moody’s fiancé) promises him love, Joe faces the biggest dilemma of his life: to win the crown or to set himself free.
The production also supports a group called StoPD (Support and Training to Overcome Parkinson's Disease), and will be a testament to the strength of the Parkinson's community as the cast features professional actors who are living with Parkinson's disease in two of the major roles. In addition, many of our production and creative team members have Parkinson's, and have devoted themselves to creating this unique and memorable production.
It's such an honor to get to bring this story to life and I would love to see you there. I'm loving being back in rehearsal with the team from Orphans, plus some great new additions. Tickets are available here for the run, from tomorrow, November 9th to the 19th.