Dave is an ex-boxer who runs a dilapidated boxing gym. Liza, his estranged daughter, returns after a 15-year absence to reveal she’s dealing with the same disease that killed her mother. Liza has decided against further treatment for the disease. This decision triggers strong opinions and feelings in each of them. Karen, Dave’s soon-to-be ex-girlfriend, acts as referee as Dave and Liza fight it out.

  • naturalistic drama meets physical theatre
  • 90
  • 3 total
  • 2 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • adult, teen, young adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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EXTRACT: She died. 6 months later. She had multiple metastases by the time they got to it. Was all through her abdomen, lungs and liver. But bloody hell did she fight. When they boxed in ancient Rome they wound heavy strips of leather around their hands and wrists. Under Roman rule, these leathers were laced with metal, ensuring more blood. And that's how Lizey fought it. She wanted all the blood. She was willing to be black and blue. If it was going to hit her then she wanted it to hit her hard.

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