Jim ‘Glorious’ Glory used to be somebody. In the heyday of British wrestling, he was a colossus. Now his empire has crumbled.

Through Dan, Ben and Sami, Jim glimpses a chance to resurrect his name and his decaying gym. But do they want to wrestle and restore Jim’s glory? Or do they have a different fight in mind?

A new play from Nick Ahad, the writer of Partition and the award-winning The Chef Show – Glory takes us into the wrestling ring in this painfully funny, sweaty and gutsy story about what people will do to achieve glory.

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A co-production with The Dukes and Red Ladder in association with Tamasha.


Design by Eleanor Bull

Lighting by Jai Morjaria

Sound by Taya Akinbode

Sound Assistant Wael Alttarh


Directed by Rod Dixon

Assistant Director Jameela Khan (RTYDS)

Produced by Anna Nguyen (Sustained Regional Theatre Programme)