Award-winning Children’s Author, Oliver Sykes, brings his smash-hit family show to Salford Arts Theatre following a 2022 sell-out national tour.

Featuring boxing action, surprising plot twists, compelling characters and an inspiring boy-hero, this funny and heart-warming show is guaranteed to pack a punch – for children aged 5+ and their grown-ups.

If you liked Roald Dahl’s Danny Champion of the World, the books of Jacqueline Wilson and the Rocky Movies, then you’ll love this ‘edge-of-your-seat storytelling’ (Manchester Libraries).

Inspired by Oliver’s own experiences growing up without a mum and being coached as an amateur boxer by his dad, the show centres itself around shy twelve-year-old Alfie, as he decides to go in search of his missing older brother, Jacob, when he disappears moments before an all-important boxing match…

On the surface, it’s a simple adventure story. But it’s also about love, loss, family and learning how to fight for what you want.


Enjoy code: 670718
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Available tickets

05/03 2023 3:00pm
Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club Market Street KIRKBY STEPHEN
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