PRESENTED BY LA BOITE AND LOGAN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
A LA BOITE AND BRISBANE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION
BY FUTURE D. FIDEL
Venue: Logan Entertainment Centre
Adrenaline-pumping, full-contact theatre at its best.
Following smash hit seasons at Brisbane Festival and Sydney Festival, Prize Fighter returns to south-east Queensland as part of a three-month national tour.
For three shows only, get ringside at Logan Entertainment Centre for a rare theatrical combo: engrossing storytelling paired with the visceral thrill of live boxing.
Isa is a young Congolese boxer blazing an impressive career between the ropes. Gearing up for the national title fight, he soon discovers it’s not just his opponents he has to outdo, but the demons from his torturous past as a boy soldier.
Fleeing the Congo as a child, playwright Future D. Fidel lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of the people he has known.
“Defeating your opponent needs strategies but defeating your memories requires more than just that. Regardless of who or what your opponent is, everyone is a Prize Fighter.” – Future D. Fidel, Playwright
“The most perfectly structured, brilliantly produced and best acted new play” The Australian
For single ticket bookings, please phone Logan Entertainment Centre on 07 3412 5626 or loganentertainmentcentre.com.au
Cast & creatives
- Director Todd MacDonald
- Dramaturg Chris Kohn
- Designer Bill Haycock
- Lighting Designer David Walters
- Composer & Sound Designer Felix Cross
- Sound Design Remix Busty Beatz
- Video Designer Optikal Bloc
- Movement & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
- Cast Mandela Mathia, Ratidzo Mambo, Marcus Johnson, Pacharo Mzembe, Gideon Mzembe, and Margi Brown Ash
This project is supported by arTour; an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.