1 February 2014 at 7:30 pm
At 4pm every Saturday, from 1976 to 1988, tens of millions of Britons, and countless more world-wide, were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men (aka Shirley Crabtree and Martin Ruane) pretend to fight each other. This is their story.
This ‘British Heavyweight Champion Comedy’, by the writers of New Perspectives’ hit play ‘Those Magnificent Men’, brings back to grunting, grappling life these two hugely popular battling behemoths and the bizarre world they bestrode. With an “all-star cast of thousands”, including Dickie Davies, Paul McCartney, Chris Tarrant, Frank Sinatra, Princess Margaret, and Greg Dyke, this ambitious, touching, hilarious two-hander conjures up a whole nation during its most colourful era.
You shall be moved.
“Fascinatingly funny…Both hysterical and historically accurate. ****” – Fringe Review
“A stormer of a show. Who’d have thought 1980′s wrestling could make such moving theatre?****” – Richard Stamp, Fringe Guru
“As funny as we’ve come to expect from Mitchell and Nixon, but it’s never just funny: they have a deep sympathy for the people they write about.*****” – Philip Reeve, The Solitary Bee
“Has both the smell of sweat and success…Brilliantly commercial…
hugely popular and entertaining…will appeal to both theatre and wrestling fans.****” – Andrew Kay, Latest 7