The Dukes and Red Ladder in association with Tamasha present


by Nick Ahad

Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 April 2019

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: From £12 to £14.75 Concessions: From £9 to £12.75

For Sale

Meet Dan, Ben and Sami.

Three wrestlers compelled over the ropes and into the ring to fight for glory.
Three men wrestling with demons, life, each other.

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

Through Dan, Ben and Sami, Jim catches a glimpse of resurrection; a chance to re-establish his great 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?

Only one hero can emerge.

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

An IGNITE production with support from Arts Council England under the Sustained Theatre Programme.

Age Recommendation 14+ Contains strong language

Running time approx 2 hours.

Wed 10 Apr 7:45pm Limited Availability
Thu 11 Apr 7:45pm
Fri 12 Apr 7:45pm
Sat 13 Apr 2:30pm Audio Described
Sat 13 Apr 7:45pm


“the best stage fighting this side of the Royal Albert Hall”

The Guardian


‘“f you have to fight for a ticket for Glory, it’s well worth the effort’”

British Theatre Guide

rv. ★★★★
“Glory is an undeniable triumph”
Scan Newspaper

Making it big - Josh Hart talks ahead of Nick Ahad's Glory

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 26th March 2019

Meet Dan – “an avid northern wrestler” with dreams of making it big and escaping his family’s takeaway business. Dan is one of three characters compelled... Read more

Common ground - Ali Azhar talks ahead of Glory at the Belgrade

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 28th March 2019

Meet Sami – a Syrian refugee facing “fear, aggression and prejudice” as he tries to settle into a new life in the UK. Sami is one of three characters compe... Read more

Playwright Nick Ahad talks ahead of Glory

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 30th November -0001

Coming to the Belgrade Theatre 10-13 April, Glory is a sweaty, gutsy, painfully funny new play telling the story of Dan, Ben and Sami, three young men compelled ... Read more

Direct, unapologetic & stern - Joshua Lyster on playing Ben in Glory

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 25th March 2019

Meet Ben: “direct, unapologetic and stern” in the words of actor Joshua Lyster. Ben is one of three characters compelled over the ropes and into the wrestlin... Read more

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