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Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents the North American premiere of “Gypsy Queen” November 27-30

Friday, November 15, 2019

Fresh from sold-out engagements all over the UK, Gypsy Queen makes its North American Debut. This is the story of Gorgeous George O’Connell, bare-knuckle fighter and traveler, who enters the world of professional boxing, which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear. In the opposite corner, gay boxer Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson is fighting his own battles that lead to an outcome that neither could predict. Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?

Gypsy Queen

Starring: John Askew and Rob Ward
Written by: Rob Ward
Directed by: Chris Lawson
Emmerson & Ward production, UK

Dates: November 27 to 30, 2019Venue: Five Points Theatre

Gypsy Queen contains instances of nudity and coarse language.

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Photo: Rob Ward and John Askew.