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Inspired during St. Ann’s acclaimed engagement
of Black Watch, Frantic Assembly and National Theatre
of Scotland’s Beautiful
Burnout is about the soul sapping three-minute rounds that determine which
young men become gods and which gods become mortal. Conceived by Frantic
Assembly directors, Scott Graham and
Steven Hoggett, and written by Tony-nominated playwright Bryony Lavery (Frozen),Beautiful Burnout was instigated by
Hoggett’s observations of young boxers in training at Brooklyn’s
famous Gleason’s Gym, where he became intrigued with both the beauty and
brutality in the movement and distress of the live boxers. It resonated with
the authentic drilling and soldiering he explored so brilliantly as
choreographer of Black Watch, coupled with similar issues among working
class youth seeking transcendent ways to escape, in this case, through amateur
fighting. Set in a Glasgow boxing ring, with a powerful soundscape by
Underworld, Beautiful Burnout is a
stunning immersion in the visceral world of boxing that “surely, is the closest that dance-drama will ever come to the contact
sport itself.” (The Independent)
Beautiful Burnout is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
National Theatre of Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government.
Frantic Assembly is supported by Arts Council England.
Presented in association with Double M Arts & Events
Friday March 4: Artists Talk Back
Steven Hoggett and the Cast of Beautiful Burnout.
Sunday March 20: The Art of Boxing
Bruce Silverglade, Gleason’s Gym in conversation with professional boxers (to be announced) and cast members from Beautiful Burnout.
Author Jay R. Tunney author of The Prizefighter and the Playwright on his book about the friendship between Gene Tunney the championship heavy weight prizefighter and George Bernard Shaw.
All Voices On events take place after the scheduled performance.