Oliver Sykes - Children's author ABOUT MANCHESTER: Alfie’s First Fight Feature (13/02/2023)

ABOUT MANCHESTER: Alfie’s First Fight Feature (13/02/2023)

From free school meals to boxing clever on a children’s theatre tour, Chorlton’s Oliver Sykes

Inspired by writer and performer Oliver Sykes’ own experiences growing up without a mum and being coached as an amateur boxer by his dad, one man show Alfie’s First Fight tells the story of shy twelve-year-old Alfie.

When Alfie’s older brother Jacob goes missing moments before the Golden Gloves Championship – the biggest boxing match of his life – he puts his fears aside and goes to investigate.

Who are the bear-like Big Man and the cigar-smoking Posh Man? What do they want with Jacob? And how will anyone ever compete in the ring against ultimate teenage warrior, the Boy Giant?

On the surface, it’s a simple adventure story about goodies and baddies and the drama of the boxing ring. But Alfie’s First Fight is also about love, loss, family and learning how to fight for what you want.

Newcomer Oliver Sykes delivers punchy, high energy storytelling with just the right amount of audience participation – and wears real boxing gloves whilst he does it.

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