A Theatre Nation Partnerships production, produced by Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Sucker Punch



Two best mates, Leon and Troy, have spent their youth growing up in a boxing gym, figuring out a place in the world, vying for the approval of Charlie, their trainer. Soon Leon and Becky, Charlie’s daughter, are trying to keep a big secret. In a ruthless world.

But there can only be one winner, and it’s time everyone stepped into the ring to face up to who they really are…

This tender, bruising and funny play by leading British dramatist Roy Williams, brilliantly explores being young and black in the 80s. Winning the Alfred Fagon Award, The Writers Guild Award for Best Play and nominated for an Olivier for Best New Play, it first opened in a sell-out production at London’s Royal Court.

A regional premiere of thrillingly staged event theatre, from an exciting partnership of theatres, touring nationally.

Age recommendation 14+ Sucker Punch contains strong language and racial slurs throughout the performance.
Running time: 1 hour and 46 minutes, plus a 20-minute interval.


£15 Under 16s (Tue – Thu & Sat mat)
£20 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect (Tue – Thu)
£15 Under 18s School Groups (Tue – Thu)
£4 off Groups 10+ (Tue – Thu)
£5 off Groups 20+ (Tue – Thu)
15% off for Members

Audio Described: Fri 28 Apr 2023, 7.45pm with Touch Tour from 6.15pm
Audio Describers: VocalEyes – Willie Elliot and Tony McBride

Listen to the pre-show audio notes by pressing the orange play button in the widgit below, or on SoundCloud.

Download Pre-show Notes Transcript 

British Sign Language Interpreted: Sat 29 Apr 2023, 2.30pm
BSL Interpreter: Jan Guest

At this performance, the interpreter will be positioned on the right of the stage.

Captioned: All performances, Tue 25 – Sat 29 Apr
This performance will be captioned by the touring company.

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Credits & Acknowledgments

by Roy Williams

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Cast & Creative

Christian Alifoe


Shem Hamilton


John Rogers


Wayne Rollins


Liam Smith


Ray Strasser-King


Poppy Winter