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
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