Bare knuckle - Edinburgh
Edinburgh - 18th August - 26th August - Paradise In The Vault
Very touching, at times hilarious and deeply personal, Bare Knuckle sheds light on the brutal (and
often hidden) male world of bare-knuckle fighting. This new one-man show was specially written for the
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, it reveals the emotional battles between father and son. Jake Boston, the son
of a champion bare-knuckle fighter, explores in his compelling new piece, The need to be the best, to
keep getting up off the floor to throw another punch and his father’s desire to pass the title of
champion on to him. He questions masculinity, father-son relationships, growing up as a misfit and
the ongoing fight to find himself.
A very special thank you to my dad who even after passing away in 2011, continues to inspire me with everything I do.
Written & performed by Jake Boston
Directed by Lucy Richardson
Media Artist Dale Mensah
Please see a review for Bare knuckle By The Wee Review.
© 2019 by Jake Boston