Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?
The story of ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell: traveler, bare-knuckle fighter, hero to his people and Gypsy King. George leaves this life behind and enters the world of professional boxing, which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear.
In the opposite corner, gay boxer Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson, the young pretender and son of a boxing legend. But Dane is fighting his own battles and they will ultimately lead to a tragedy that neither man could predict.
Two men who find themselves, and each other, in the most unlikely of worlds. ‘Gypsy Queen’ is an unconventional love story between two fighters who discover the greatest challenge lies outside the ring.
‘Gypsy Queen’ is the new play by Rob Ward, co-writer of one-man show ‘Away From Home’ that toured nationally and internationally between 2013 and 2016, picking up critical acclaim and several awards including Manchester Theatre Awards for Best New Play and Best Fringe Performance.
“With wonderful writing and solid performances this is definitely a worthy addition to the current crop of exciting and inventive new LGBT theatre and is well worth seeing” – Jack The Lad Magazine
“Gypsy Queen is a show with a lot of heart that tells an important story…it has the charming ability to feel like a rom-com at some moments and a sports film at others.” – A Younger Theatre
“70 minutes of the finest theatre you could wish to see…outstanding on all levels” ****
“This is what theatre is all about. Hugely enjoyable. Very honest and very true.” *****