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  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Other: Venue: Albion Electric Warehouse, S Accommodation Rd, Leeds LS10 1PR
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More Information on Glory

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, and each other.

Jim ‘Glorious’ Glory used to be 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.

“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 Partition, 2017

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

Glory will also perform at Belle Isle WMC, Leeds, on March 12th 2019 – as part of Red Ladder’s Northern Social Circuit. A post-show panel discussion will follow this performance. For more information and to book tickets please call Leeds Playhouse Box Office on 0113 213 7700.

Cast & Credits

/ Writer Nick Ahad / Director Rod Dixon / Designer Eleanor Bull / Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria / Sound Designer Tayo Akinbode / Fight Director and Choreographer Kevin McCurdy /

The Dukes and Red Ladder in association with Tamasha present

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    Ali Azhar
    as Sami
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    Josh Hart
    as Dan
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    Joshua Lyster
    as Ben
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    Jamie Smelt
    as Jim


“ It has the best stage fighting this side of the Royal Albert Hall... and a keen sense of an old order being upturned”

- The Guardian

“ This is a brave, bold production that could easily tip into racism while trying to highlight the racial tensions of modern-day Britain, but it doesn’t. Nick Ahad’s controlled, witty writing holds the production together while Rod Dixon’s direction keeps it from spilling into just another Rocky-esque testosterone comeback story… it is exhilarating to watch.”

- The Stage

“ If you have to fight for a ticket to see Glory, it’s well worth the effort”

- British Theatre Guide
- Yorkshire Post

Book Tickets

Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

A relaxed performance with adaptations to technical aspects of the show, flexible seating options and a relaxed attitude to audience responses and movement in the auditorium. In our front of house space we will have a quiet room, clearer visual markers and signage, and additional staff and volunteers trained to sensitively and respectfully welcome people living with dementia and their supporters to this show.

Sing Along

Sing along with the cast in this exclusive performance. Lyrics will be on screen, so you can join in as loud as you like. Open to all, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.


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  • Audio Description - Audio Description
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  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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