Written by Nick Ahad

Director Rod Dixon

Designer Eleanor Bull

Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria 

SFX Tayo Akinbode

Fight Director Kevin McCurdy 

Associate Producer Anna Nguyen


Age guidance 14+

Contains strong language

The Dukes Theatre and Red Ladder Theatre presents in association with Tamasha Theatre Company. An IGNITE production with support from Arts Council England under the Sustained Theatre Programme.





by Nick Ahad | Directed by Rod Dixon

Meet Dan, Ben and Sami. Three wrestlers compelled over the ropes and into the ring to fight for glory. Three men wrestling with demons, life, each other. 

Jim 'Glorious' Glory used to be a somebody. In the heyday of British wrestling, he was a colossus. Now his empire has crumbled. 

Through Dan, Ben and Sami, Jim catches a glimpse of resurrection; a chance to re-establish his great name and his decaying gym. But do they want to wrestle and restore Jim's glory?

Or do they have a different fight in mind? Only one hero can emerge.

A new play from the writer of Partition and the award-winning The Chef Show - Glory takes you inside the wrestling ring in this gutsy story about what people will do to achieve glory. 

"... a stroke of genius... very funny" - Yorkshire Post on Nick's previous play, The Chef Show

"... Ahad must be congratulated on tackling the weighty issue of Partition with such a deft lightness of touch... with wit, real emotional depth and great humanity." - Yorkshire Post on Nick's play, Partition, 2017

What the critics are saying about Glory:

"Best stage fighting this side of the Royal Albert Hall" 
The Guardian 

On tour in 2019

21 Feb - 2 March
The Dukes Theatre
Lancaster LA1 
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4 - 6 March
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Scarborough YO11
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14 - 16 March
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Liverpool L1
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19 - 20 March
The Albany
London SE8
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21 March
Doncaster DN1

26 March
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Hull HU2
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28 - 29 March
Theatr Clwyd
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10 - 13 April
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