10 Jan - 14 Jan 2017 Ages: 13+

Commissioned by and developed with Battersea Arts Centre

Until You Hear That Bell

  • Performed and written by Sean Mahoney
  • Directed by Yael Shavit
  • Movement Director Helen Heaslip

Three minutes boxing. One minute break.
Three minutes boxing. Try to impress dad.
Three minutes boxing. Play Sega Dreamcast.
Three minutes boxing. Parents break up.
Three minutes boxing. Fail your GCSEs.
Three minutes boxing. Sing in a car.
Three minutes boxing. Break.

Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds, Until You Hear That Bell is a story about amateur boxing and family. It’s about doing something for ten years, and slowly getting good at it.

This show is fast-paced and energetic. It is performed by spoken-word artist Sean Mahoney. You can read more about him here. This is a video of Sean talking about what it was like to perform the show at a gym in a boxing space.

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'A winning performance from a skilled storyteller.'

★★★★ The Stage

'A short but powerful piece that will resonate with anyone who’s ever worked hard in pursuit of a dream.'

★★★★ London Theatre

'This is an extraordinary piece of work; funny, tragic and poignant, it turns an hour of monologue into an evening of poetic revelation.'

★★★★ Everything Theatre


Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after these performances: 
Tue 10 Jan, 7pm 
Fri 13 Jan, 7pm 
Sat 14 Jan, 2pm & 7pm 


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