Preview by Jack Foley
THE Fighter caused a sensation after a workshop
production was staged at Shoreditch Church, on Shoreditch High
Street, in 2002.
The Independent cited it as one of the 'five best London plays'
and writer/director, Peter Cadwell, went on to develop the script
with Max Stafford Clark at Out of Joint.
The finished production of this long awaited play will now be
staged at The Actor’s Church, in Covent
Garden piazza, from February 9 to 26.
The setting for the play is London, in the present day, as a
violent young man breaks into an inner city church late one evening.
In the midst of his anger, his mind
is bursting with questions: on the fabric of life and love, faith
and death, belief and passion.
There in the church, however, he faces his greatest opponent:
a priest – a man who has fought many struggles and now searches
his own soul. The stage is set for their fight for truth, redemption
"You speak the word of God because you’re
the worst. You’re lost more than any of us, God is your
excuse. We’re all lost, you, me, everybody."
The Fighter is billed as a controversial, powerful and visceral
story from a young playwright and director staged as a site-specific
production in an unusual and highly atmospheric location.
St Paul’s Church (The Actor's Church), Bedford
Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED.
Dates: February 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 26 (all
Tickets: £10, £6 (concs)
Box Office: 020 7229 7216.
Transport: Tube: Embankment, Covent Garden, or Leicester Sq