Manchester writer and performer Oliver Sykes unveils new children’s show based on his boxing exploits
Oliver Sykes’ first touring show is based on his children’s book which draws from his time in the ring as an amateur boxer.
A Manchester writer and producer is hitting the road with a touring show based on his children’s book which draws from his time in the ring as an amateur boxer.
Oliver Sykes is touring Alfie’s First Fight to libraries, theatres and boxing clubs across the country this year, with a number of Greater Manchester dates already confirmed.
Oliver, who now lives in Chorlton, has traced an extraordinary path in his career from growing up in poverty on a council estate to joining Manchester arts hub Contact and getting to work with Bolton actor and writer Sophie Willan, whose sitcom Alma’s Not Normal has made her one of the most acclaimed young creative talents in the country.
Now he is taking his story based in the world of boxing about a young boy whose brother goes missing just before the biggest fight of his life to venues and young audiences. And as Oli dons his boxing gloves to tell the story it is sure to be an experience the young theatre-goers will remember.
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