Alfie’s First Fight

“A positive and gripping story for kids that captures the true drama of the boxing ring” – Ricky Hatton MBE

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    25 Feb

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    The Old Courts
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    Doors open

Featuring boxing action, surprising plot twists, compelling characters and an inspiring boy-hero, this funny and heart-warming show is guaranteed to pack a punch – for children aged 5+ and their grown-ups.

If you liked Roald Dahl’s Danny Champion of the World, the books of Jacqueline Wilson and the Rocky Movies, then you’ll love this ‘edge-of-your-seat storytelling’ (Manchester Libraries).

Inspired by Oliver’s own experiences growing up without a mum and being coached as an amateur boxer by his dad, the show centres itself around shy twelve-year-old Alfie, as he decides to go in search of his missing older brother, Jacob, when he disappears moments before an all-important boxing match…

On the surface, it’s a simple adventure story. But it’s also about love, loss, family and learning how to fight for what you want.

Supported by Manchester Libraries, Manchester City Council, Read Manchester, Stories Of Care, Manchester Children’s Book Festival and Z-Arts, and developed/touring using public funding by Arts Council England.

Cast & Creative Team
Written & performed by Oliver Sykes
Directed by Dominic Berry (a.k.a. Dommy B)

Press & Reviews
‘A thrilling children’s adventure full of heart and ebullience’ Sophie Willan

‘A positive and gripping story for kids that captures the true drama of the boxing ring’ Ricky Hatton MBE

‘Compelling’ Alex Wheatle MBE

‘David and Goliath with boxing gloves!’ Jenny Moore

‘Edge-of-your-seat storytelling’ Manchester Libraries

Doors 13:30
Start 14:00
End 15:00

Reserved  Seating – Seats are selected at the time of booking and reserved for you at the event.

  • The Theatre is accessible from street level via a flight of stairs.
  • Wheelchair users can access our Theatre using our Supertrak wheelchair stair lift.
  • There is an accessible toilet on this level.
  • The Theatre bar area is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • There is no lift in our building.
  • Blue badge holders are entitled to park on the single yellow line on Crawford Street during its times of operation for up to 3 hours without charge.
  • Performance Time: 2:00pm

  • Age Suitability & Warning: 5+ and families

  • Accessibility: Find out more >

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