Going for Gold
Suitable for Age 14 +
Frankie Lucas has been in England longer than he hasn’t.
He’s only 17 when he wins the National ABA middleweight title in 1972 and 18 when he wins it again in 73 - but if he wants to box at the Olympics or the Commonwealth Games then he’ll need to do it for the island of his birth - St Vincent - because Team GB have no place for him.
Inspired by a true story Going for Gold charts the incredible boxing journey of Frankie Lucas, his hopes and dreams, his loves and hates and ultimately his losses and his redemption.
Set in London we meet the people that steer Frankie and those that live in his heart. But when everything around him fails, who and what does he hang onto? The play asks what it means to belong, how we define who we are and what makes a home.
Frankie’s voice speaks to an entire generation and in doing so allows us all to consider what we are willing to fight for?
Led by Betsy Robertson and Sebastian Senior Going for Gold will preview at the Brighton Fringe showcasing fresh new emerging talent.
Written by Rose Hollingsworth the play is an adaptation of a short film that has won numerous festivals mentions.
The short film amassed a number of awards including “Award of distinction” at The Canadian International Short film festival. An “Honourable Mention” at both the London International Film Festival and The Urban MediaMaker festival in Atlanta and “Best Performance” at the Black Film Festival in New York. Going for Gold also received nominations at “London Liftoff Film Festival” the “Gold Movie Awards” the “National Black Film Festival” and the “Queens underground film festival”.
Jazz Lintott who won a Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Frankie will bring Frankie to life on the stage.
DATES AND TIMES
Mon 29 May @ 7:30pm
Tue 30 May @ 7:30pm
RUNNING TIME: 150min (incl 20min interval)
The Rotunda Theatre
Playwright - Rose Hollingsworth
Directors - Sebastian Senior & Betsy Robertson
Jazz Lintott as Frankie Lucas
Going for Gold Limited