Hope Theatre Company

GypsyQueen

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Hope Theatre Company

Gypsy Queen

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The story of ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell, a bare-knuckle fighter from a traveller family, hero to his people and self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’. George enters the world of professional boxing which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his fears and his very identity. 

In the opposite corner, Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson, the young pretender and son of a boxing legend, is fighting his own battles. This led to a tragedy that neither man can predict. 

With the real challenge taking place outside the ring, can two men raised to fight ever learn to love? 

Gypsy Queen is a critically acclaimed love story about two men who find each other in the most unlikely world; the world of professional boxing. It explores LGBTQI+ visibility in sport, faith and sexuality and the notion of masculinity, played out with biting humour, heart and soul. 

‘HEART-BREAKING, RAW AND EMOTIONAL, THIS REALLY IS NOT ONE TO MISS’

BROADWAY BABY

‘INCREDIBLY MOVING … BRILLIANTLY FUNNY’

ATTITUDE

‘A SLICK, REWARDING PIECE OF THEATRE…ONE THAT OFFERS FRESH AND SURPRISING PERSPECTIVES ON THE GAY EXPERIENCE’

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