September 20, 2016 by Mojisola Adebayo
Muhammad Ali and Me: Dates and Details
Muhammad Ali and Me is the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story of a young girl growing up in foster care and her fantastical friendship with the legendary, Muhammad Ali.
Ali was always full of surprises. He danced in the boxing ring, rapped at press conferences, recited poetry in TV interviews, preached Islam from the back of a Cadillac and invoked revolution in a generation.
In the spirit of Ali, Muhammad Ali and Me is a rich, ‘beautifully rendered’ (What’s On Stage) production full of wonder told through poetry, dance, boxing, African acapella singing, audience interaction and integrated British Sign Language. Ali himself makes a guest appearance through verbatim text and original fight footage, with cartoon animation, pyrotechnics, magic tricks and a superb eclectic 1970’s sound track.
‘A must-see for Ali fans.’ AFRIDIZIAK ★★★★
‘this is a play that ‘floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.’ WHAT’S ON STAGE ★★★★
THE ALBANY, LONDON
6 – 15th October at the Albany.
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21 October, 7pm at Hockwell Ring Amateur Boxing Club, Hockwell Ring, Luton, LU4 9NG. Book here >
22 October, 7pm at Woking Amateur Boxing Club, The Community Building, Woking Park, Surrey GU22 9BA. Book here >
24 October; 6:30pm at Spotlight, 30 Hay Currie Street, Langdon Park, London, E14 6GN. Book here >
25 October, 7pm at Derbyshire Hill Youth Centre (YAZ), Derbyshire Hill Road, St Helens. Book here >
27 October, 1pm and 7pm at Blackburn Cobras, Abc Boxing Club And Fitness Centre, Forrest St, Blackburn BB1 3BB. Book here>
29 October, 7pm at Kokoro Kickboxing Gym, Northern Dragon Martial Arts Centre, The Ironworks, Dale Street, Accrington, BB5 0A. Book here >
30 October, 2pm at xercise4less, Kingsway, Burnley, BB11 1BJ. Presented as part of the Burnley Literature Festival. Book here>
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