Cornermen at York Theatre Royal – will it be a knockout?

Smoke & Oakum Theatre, New Diorama Theatre and Red Ladder present Cornermen at York Theatre Royal this March.

Mickey and his team of cornermen sign Sid Sparks, who catapults them into success thanks to his fantastic boxing skills. Having never had much luck, Mickey’s loving the taste of success. But will the well-being of his young charge come first?


I’ve not seen a production by Smoke & Oakum Theatre before, but if David Byrne describes them as “one of the best new companies around”, I’ll take his word for it. I do know how brilliant Red Ladder is, however, as they’re a firm favourite of many theatre enthusiasts in Leeds.

Cornermen has already been a success in London and has traveled to the Pleasance Courtyard, New Diorama Theatre and VAULT Festival, but will it be a knockout in Leeds?

See for yourself – the show’s happening on 14th March at York Theatre Royal.

Image provided by York Theatre Royal. 

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