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UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT BELL by Sean Mahoney

Warning: This trailer contains strong language

UNTIL YOU HEAR THAT BELL
by Sean Mahoney

DATE: WEDS 27 APRIL
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Gloucester Guildhall
TICKETS: £5/£10*

THE STORY

Three minutes boxing.

One minute break.

Three minutes boxing.

Try to impress dad.

Three minutes boxing.

Play Sega Dreamcast.

Three minutes boxing.

Parents break up.

Three minutes boxing.

Fail your GCSE’s.

Three minutes boxing.

Sing in a car.

Three minutes boxing.

Break.

 

Told through spoken word and within timed boxing rounds, Until You Hear That Bell is a story about amateur boxing and family. It’s about doing something for ten years, and slowly getting good at it.

 

THE SHOW

At the age of eight Sean Mahoney was gently cajoled into the boxing ring by his father. By the time he was thirteen he was hitting the gym three times a week. Fast-forward two years later and Sean was lifting his first youth titles. With Battersea Arts Centre’s support, Sean –a protégé of spoken word artist Polarbear –was able to quit his job in a pie shop to turn his attention towards developing his first solo performance. Until You Hear That Bellis timed to precision, as the metallic cry of the boxing bell unleashes three-minute spoken word torrents, moving through childhood reminiscences and rites of passage, spliced with sequences of lightening quick rope-work, jabs and mighty uppercuts.

 

Until You Hear That Bell was developed through Battersea Arts Centre’s scratch process and was first performed at Battersea Arts Centre in 2014. It has also been performed at The Place, London in 2015

 

“not just a show for boxing fans, although it may create a few”

**** London Theatre
 

A winning performance from a skilled storyteller”
****The Stage

 

“an extraordinary piece of work; funny, tragic and poignant, it turns an hour of monologue into an evening of poetic revelation.”
**** Everything Theatre

 

“A supremely engaging and fiercely performed piece; a winner both in and out of the ring.”
****Sabotage

 

Until You Hear That Bell was commissioned by and developed at Battersea Arts Centre

Sean Mahoney: Performer and Writer

Yael Shavit: Director
Helen Heaslip: Movement Director
Battersea Arts Centre: Producer

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