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Cameron is going places. He’s going to see lights. He’s going to make the world take notice and kneel at his feet. He's fighting for his club, his Mum, his place in the world.
And this boy is a natural. He has an affinity with the violence, the balance, the ritual, the grace, and the power. He is indestructible.
Beautiful Burnout is about the soul sapping three minute bursts where men become gods and gods become mere men. It is the second when the guard drops, the eyes blink and miss the incoming hammer blow.
Beautiful Burnout is a thrilling new piece of highly physical theatre that will immerse the audience in the explosively visceral world of boxing.
Marking the first co-production between award-winning companies Frantic Assembly (Stockholm, Othello) and the National Theatre of Scotland (Black Watch, The Bacchae) this remarkable new work will assault your senses and challenge your preconceptions about the most controversial sport of our time.
This is stunning. Literally and metaphorically.
Another huge hit for NTS is assured.
The overall experience is pleasant and pretty--everything real-life boxing is not.
Spectacular, lyrical and thought-provoking.
A brilliantly acted exploration of what makes boxers box.
Has all the ingredients of a knock-out hit.
A crackingly well-drilled set of performances that pull no punches.
Most impressive by far, however, are the tough, lyrical, believable characters inhabited by the show's talented cast.
This look at a bunch of young Glaswegian boxing hopefuls in the finest work I have seen from [Frantic Assembly] for some time.
Not the fighting spectacular everyone had hoped though the cast work their socks off.
The show doesn't amount to more than the sum of its parts.
The real stars of the production ore co-directors and choreographers Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett.
It's lightweight stuff.
A curious hybrid of traditional play and Dance Theatre, Beautiful Burnout is supported by strong central performances and there are moments of sublime beauty.
Lorraine McIntosh, actress, singer
It's all about the bout
Beautiful Burnout in the East End