7 March 2020
By Göran R Buckhorn
Last week, HTBS wrote that playwright Ed Waugh – on these pages renowned for his play Hadaway Harry about the Tyneside professional oarsman Harry Clasper – has a new play coming to London in April. Also this play, Carrying David, is about a sport, boxing. Carrying David is the dramatic story of how the terminally ill David McCrory inspired his bother Glenn to become the cruiserweight champion of the world.
However, the theatre world is not yet done with Harry Clasper and Hadaway Harry. The other day, HTBS was reached by the news that Hadaway Harry is coming back to London this summer. And again, it’s London Rowing Club, which set up two performances of the play in February 2017, who will host Jamie Brown as Harry Clasper. About actor Brown, Chris Dodd wrote: ‘He is a solo tour-de-force, bringing the rawness of the working class life in Newcastle and the relentless training round the clock to life. When it comes to racing the London Championship Course of 4 1/4 miles from Putney to Mortlake, he has you on the edge of your seat…’
Hadaway Harry will be performed at London RC on Tuesday, 16 June, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 17 June, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Book your tickets here.