Cast announced for new play The Royale

Date Posted: 23/01/2015

A new play from the writer of Orange is the New Black will open at the Bush Theatre in London on 13th March.

The plot of The Royale is loosely based on the real-life story of Jack Johnson, an American boxer who became the first African American heavy-weight champion.

The play follows the character of Jay Jackson, who dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world at a time when the world of boxing was still segregated.

The play’s writer, Marco Ramirez isn’t the only famous face associated with the show. The lead role will also be played by Nicholas Pinnock, who shot to television stardom as the lead role in Top Boy

In groups of 11, the 11th person can go free. To book e-mail or visit

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