Saturday, 3rd February 2018

Doors Open: 7.30pm   Show Starts at: 8.00pm

Prices: In Advance £12.00   On the door £14.00  


Mickey and his team of cornermen never seem to have much luck in the boxing world. The fighters they manage always end up losing and, after a disastrous last outing, no one wants to work with them. Until, that is, they sign Sid Sparks, a young boxer whose fast hands and winning ways catapult them into a world of success they could previously only ever have dreamed of. You can’t win all the time though, and soon Mickey must choose between the life he’s enjoying and the well-being of his young charge.

Smoke & Oakum Theatre are a new writing company who produce quality theatre all over the UK. Cornermen is their most successful show to date, beginning life at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London before going on to play in front of thousands at the Edinburgh Festival’s Pleasance Courtyard, New Diorama Theatre and VAULT Festival.

Produced by iconic Leeds theatre makers Red Ladder, one of Britain’s leading national touring companies, the play has been published by Nick Hern Books and reviewed by The Stage as “a right-hook out of nowhere, a real knock-out.”