Punch by James Graham

Based on the book 'Right from Wrong' by Jacob Dunne

playwright

JAMES GRAHAM

DIRECTER

ADAM PENFORD

AUTHOR

JACOB DUNNE

category

THEATRE

Performance

Nottingham Playhouse, 2024

Nottingham’s James Graham is Britain’s most celebrated young writer, winning multiple Oliver Awards, as well as BAFTA, Emmy and Tony Award nominations. 

The play is based on the book RIGHT FROM WRONG by Jacob Dunne. Teenager Jacob lives in The Meadows, Nottingham. Like his mates, he spends Saturday nights drinking, sometimes dabbling with drugs, and often looking for a bit of trouble. One night in Old Market Square, his friend squares up to a stranger. Jacob wades in and throws one single punch—with fatal consequences.

Released from prison, lost and haunted by guilt, his life spirals until, out of the blue, the parents of his victim ask to meet him. Their quest for answers results in an unlikely connection and Jacob’s life begins to turn around. This important and fascinating new play shows us the incredible power of forgiveness, whilst asking important questions about toxic masculinity, class and our education system.

James Graham - Punch at Nottingham Playhouse

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