From the boxing booths of the Rhondda to a World Title fight against Joe Louis at Yankee Stadium. This is the rags to riches story of one of the bravest men to enter the ring. After making his fortune in America, the war and a series of personal tragedies left him penniless.
With a young family and mounting debts there is only one way out. It's the only thing he knows. At the age of 37 he only has one option, to get back into the ring.
Youth Production of Contender, March 2012
We are pleased to announce a youth production of Contender by Take Part Senior Academy at the Coliseum in Aberdare on 29th and 30th March 2012
About Contender The Musical...
Contender made its debut on the stages in Wales in Spring 2007, appearing in Swansea, Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Llandudno. Please browse the site for an overview of the production. For updates on future shows please email Grand Slam Theatre Company firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contender on MySpace
For more information, extra video and audio, updates and a video interview with Mal Pope talking about the musical, visit the Contender page on MySpace. The interview includes footage from and early showcase at the Cardiff International Festival of Musical Theatre.