Carrying David first toured in June 2019, and due to its success, it’s having a new run at the Newcastle Theatre Royal, the most prestigious theatre in the world. Or maybe Newcastle, but who’s counting.
Carrying David is the story of how Glenn McCrory’s terminally ill brother, David, inspired him to become the North East’s first boxing world champion. The show premiered last June, then moved to Northern Ireland in November to great acclaim.
The play will be in London in April 2020, before coming home to the 1200-seat Newcastle Theatre Royal on April the 9th & 10th. This is the playwrights fastest-ever (and fifth in total) transfer to the Theatre Royal (that means it’s proper canny).
The early ticket price at the time of writing is £10, so book now to avoid paying more later.
Reviews for Carrying David
“Superb…it has emotion and heart, and is incredibly uplifting…you don’t need to be a boxing fan to enjoy this” – Sunday Sun (June 3, 2019)
“Inspirational…McCrory’s story transcends boxing… dripped with emotion to the final drop…the standing ovation came as no surprise “ – Belfast Telegraph (November 12, 2019)
“A play that packs a punch…entertaining and exciting stuff, and at its end I felt exhausted” – Evening Chronicle (June 5, 2019)
“A tremendous feat of acting…a knockout success” – The Journal (June 5, 2019)
“An emotional journey…at the end of the show the audience was on its feet…rapturous applause” – Northern Echo (June 5, 2019)
“Heartbreaking…rollercoaster true story…a standing ovation” – Hartlepool Mail (June 7, 2019)
“Gripping, dramatic, accessible, unpretentious and contemporary…even if you had no interest in boxing you would have found a wonderful piece of storytelling. It punches hard and leaves its mark” – Richmondshire Today (June 11, 2019)
“Stunning…it received a standing ovation at the Irish Centre in Newcastle on Tyne and at every theatre visited on its opening run” – Tyneside Irish Centre review (June 19, 2019)
“Emotive…heartbreaking…standing ovation” – The Crack (August 2019 issue)