“Ronnie Brixton – The Best Of British Boxing” Is Back!
In June 2017, TheatreArtLife contributor Lincoln Hudson announced the brand new production of Ronnie Brixton- The Best of British Boxing in his article, The Vanity Project. The show was planned to open at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and there was major buzz surrounding the premiere. As the play was in its final rehearsals, writer and star, Lincoln Hudson suddenly passed away. With the unrelenting drive of co-writer and long time friend of Mr. Hudson, Byron Tidwell was determined to see Ronnie Brixton live on and now, it’s back! Ronnie Brixton- The Best of British Boxing is a contrasting and provocative look at the intersection of gender, sports, and identity, “Ronnie Brixton” is at once hilarious, touching, and deeply moving.
Ring that bell and join BBC Boxing Presenter Ronnie Brixton ringside for an exciting view of Professional Boxing. Wait. Not quite right. There’s the mystery woman. And Ronnie’s Dad the great boxing trainer King George Brixton. And the woman. What if she shows up? Is there a restraining order? Ronnie will tell you about the great bouts of the late 20th & 21st centuries from Liston v. Ali through Joshua v. Parker. He may take your questions. Oh, god. That woman. Ronnie is expert in the boxing world and weaves his know-how into intriguing and inspiring stories of athletes, fans, and his father King George Brixton, one of the top trainers in Britain. Then there’s that woman and questions of gender fluidity.
Ronnie Brixton, heading off Paparazzi, angry fans, and family, moves to get ahead with a live career retrospective: Ronnie Brixton- The Best Of British Boxing. This world-premiere preview opens at The Space in Las Vegas on May 2 and runs through May 13 and at the Hollywood Fringe 2018 June 2 through 23. Tickets available at thespacelv.com.
Actor David Shaughnessy, co-star with David Bowie in Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and possessor of an acting history with seasons at London’s Old Vic Theatre with Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Sir Alec McCowen, plays the role of Ronnie Brixton.
Lincoln Hudson, who originated the sole speaking role in The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, and Byron Tidwell, award-winning playwright, created the character, story, and script for Ronnie Brixton. The script won the 2017 WEHO Scholarship Award. The Olivier Awards 2018 honored Lincoln in its In Memoriam segment.
The production team includes J. Francis “Jack” Smith, winner of 18 Emmy Awards, too-many-to-name writing awards, and Executive Producer for The Young and the Restless and The Bold and The Beautiful, along with producers Sharon Monroe, Asia Ray Smith, and Beatrice Victor.
Following the Las Vegas run, Ronnie Brixton- The Best of British Boxing moves to Los Angeles for a featured spot at The Ruby Theatre in The Complex Hollywood for the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018. Later this year, the show transfers to Off-Broadway for an open-end.