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Muhammed Ali and Me
Sun 30 October 2016, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT
By Mojisola Adebayo and the Ali Collective
Performed in memory and celebration of Muhammad Ali, The Greatest, 1942-2016.
Sunday 30 October 2pm All ages Suggested donation £4 per ticket
Xercise4less Burnley Gym
'Muhammad Ali and me have one thing in common: we were Black in the seventies.'
Muhammad Ali and Me is the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story of a young black girl growing up in foster care and her fantastical friendship with the legendary, Muhammad Ali.
Ali was always full of surprises. He danced in the boxing ring, rapped at press conferences, recited poetry in TV interviews, preached Islam from the back of a Cadillac and invoked revolution in a generation.
In the spirit of Ali, Muhammad Ali and Me is a rich, ‘beautifully rendered’ (What’s On Stage) production full of wonder told through poetry, dance, boxing, African acapella singing, audience interaction and integrated British Sign Language. Ali himself makes a guest appearance through verbatim text and original fight footage, with cartoon animation, pyrotechnics, magic tricks and a superb eclectic 1970's sound track.
This performance is an abridged version of the full stage performance, performed in a boxing ring at a working gym.
Audience members are asked to note when booking that the gym will be operational at the time of the performance. Whilst this will add to the atmosphere of the performance they will be required to take extra care whilst in the venue.