World Premiere – April 2013, Vooruit, Gent

The Border Project & Ontroerend Goed in coproduction with Drum Theatre Plymouth, Kunstencentrum Vooruit & Richard Jordan productions Ltd.

Fight Night - Five contenders. Five rounds. Your vote. Only one will survive!

Live in a boxing ring on stage the stakes are high. The contenders fight for your attention, your support, your approval and ultimately your heart!

You decide who to vote for as the evening pulls all the political punches. Each contender must win – using whatever means necessary.

An exciting new collaboration with leading Belgian Company Ontroerend GoedFight Night is a playful and immersive political exploration into our shared crisis of faith in our political processes. Through the lens of a demented night of sanitised violence (i.e the sport of boxing) the audience is taken on a twisting and turning popularity contest placing the spotlight firmly on the cult of celebrity surrounding our political leaders.

Australian Premiere
Adelaide Festival 2014
at The Queen’s Theatre

Thursday 13th March – Sunday March 16th

Sydney Theatre Company 2014
at Wharf 2 Theatre

Thursday 20th March – Sunday 13th April

2015 International Touring

Hong Kong Arts Festival

Thursday 26th February – Sunday 1st March

Unicorn Theatre, London

Thursday 16th April – Sunday 3rd May

Auawirleben Theatre Festival, Bern, Switzerland

Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th May


Directed by: Alexander Devriendt
Performers: David Heinrich
Sophie Cleary
Roman Vaculik
Angelo Tijssens
Valentijn Dhaenens
Charlotte De Bruyne
Scenography & Costumes: Sophie De Somere
Scenography, Lighting Design & Technician: Lilith Tremmery
Tour Technician: Jasper Taelemans
Composers: Cameron Goodall & David Heinrich
Sound Designer: David Heinrich
Photography: Sarah Eechaut & Reinout Hiel


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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. aust-council

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“A precarious analysis of the consensus politics our democratic system seems to be stuck in. ★★★★” De Morgen (Belgium)

“An utterly clever political game. ★★★★” De Standaard (Belgium)

“A vital exploration – conducted by all of us, and brilliantly led by Sophie Cleary, as the leading candidate, and Roman Vaculik as the rebel – into why we cling to our democratic institutions despite their failures, and what the alternatives might look like. ****” The Scotsman (Edinburgh)