Thu 14 - Sat 16 March 2019

Spring 2019 | Theatre
The Dukes and Red Ladder in association with Tamasha present

Meet Dan, Ben and Sami.

Three wrestlers compelled over the ropes and into the ring to fight for glory. Three men wrestling with demons, life, each other.

Jim ‘Glorious’ Glory used to be a somebody. In the heyday of British wrestling, he was a colossus. Now his empire has crumbled.

Through Dan, Ben and Sami, Jim catches a glimpse of resurrection; a chance to re-establish his great name and his decaying gym. But do they want to wrestle and restore Jim’s glory?

Or do they have a different fight in mind?

Only one hero can emerge.

A new play from the writer of Partition and the award-winning The Chef Show - Glory takes you inside the wrestling ring in this painfully funny, sweaty and gutsy story about what people will do to achieve glory.

Glory has been supported through Arts Council England’s Sustained Fund.

Every performance of Glory will be captioned using hand-held captioning equipment for deaf, and hard of hearing audiences called The Difference Engine. This will make the show more accessible for d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences, as well as those who struggle with spoken English.

Here's what you need to know:

The Difference Engine can be downloaded onto your smart phone or tablet before the show

• Please try to arrive 30 minutes before the show so that we have time to give clear instructions to each individual audience member

• The captioning is streamed directly to your phone so we recommend that your mobile device is fully charged prior to the performance

• There will be battery packs available for audience members whose phone is low on battery

• This is not a replacement for BSL and we appreciate it will not be suitable for all d/Deaf audiences

•• If you want to use The Difference Engine please inform Box Office when you arrive

We would really value your feedback and support in making more of our work d/Deaf accessible, so if you use The Difference Engine, please let us know what you think after the show.




“It has the best stage fighting this side of the Royal Albert Hall, courtesy of choreographer Kevin McCurdy, and a keen sense of an old order being upturned.”-- The Guardian, Mark Fisher

“If you have to fight for a ticket to see Glory, it’s well worth the effort.”
-- British Theatre Guide, David Upton

“While the dialogue is ingeniously witty, the physicality encompassed within the production is magnificent…. an affectingly impassioned and impactful story with real-life blows"
. -- SCAN, Lancaster University

Reviews for Nick Ahad’s previous plays:

“Ahad must be congratulated on tackling the weighty issue of Partition with such a deft lightness of touch… with wit, real emotional depth and great humanity.’ -- Yorkshire Post on Nick Ahad’s play Partition, 2017

‘Partition is by some distance his best work’ -- North West End, 2018

“…a stroke of genius… very funny” Yorkshire Post on Nick Ahad’s play The Chef Show


show details

Dates: Thu 14  - Sat 16 Mar
Times: 7:30pm
Running time: TBC
Prices: £12 / £10 Conc.
Charges:  £1.50 postage

Venue: Unity One

To find out more about access click here
A Captioned Performance