Contender The Musical The Story of Tommy Farr
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Contender Poster - Tommy FarrFrom 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

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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

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.

Contender CD
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Contender CD Cover

Mal Pope has now completed an album of songs from 'Contender' which is now available to order online, featuring solo performances from Mike Doyle, Peter Karrie, Miss Daisy Blue and Chris Needs. Clips are available to listen to on the audio page.



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