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The story of Les Darcy hits the Newcastle Theatre Company stage this weekend

Les Darcy rose to great acclaim to become a world-renowned middle-weight boxing champion. More than 100 years after his death, the legend of the ‘Maitland Wonder’ lives on in Jack Hibberd’s play which opens at Newcastle Theatre Company this Saturday.

Written in the old Theatre-hall style not often explored or performed these days, Director Cheryl Sovechles told Newcastle in the Morning that play combines naturalistic elements interrupted by songs, dances and lots of local history.

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