Written in 1974, this play dramatizes the life and career of Les, an extraordinary middleweight boxer who won 40 of his 44 fights (20 by knockout), and defeated virtually all the crack American boxers who came to Australia to challenge him.

Being of Irish extraction, he objected to fighting a British war. He stowed away on a ship, but was banned from fighting in the USA. He died there from pneumonia at the age of 21 (1917).

The play has actual boxing, so the actors must train for this. As well there are Irish songs and dancing. The cast must all be able to sing and dance to the live music.

  • 60
  • 7 total
  • 2 female identifying, 5 male identifying
  • history
  • 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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