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On the Ropes

Why Watch On the Ropes

  • On the Ropes is a poignant and heart-touching autobiographical play showcasing boxer Vernon Vanriel’s biggest battle of his life—the battle against prejudice.
  • From the boisterous spectators of the boxing arenas to the desolate walls of his Jamaican shack, follow him on his journey through life.
  • Get your hands on some On the Ropes London tickets now and cheer along the ‘Entertainer’, Vernan Vanriel, on his fight against hatred and the dark nature of humanity.

About Show

Show Details

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Tickets

In this tribute to Vernon ' The Entertainer'- one of the greatest boxers of all time - On the Ropes skillfully marries poetry, live music, wit, and the ducks and weaves of the ring. Witness Vernon Vanriel's incredible experience and watch how bravery and resistance defeat prejudice and injustice. Book your On the Ropes London tickets now and watch this real-life-inspired story from the best seats in the theatre.

On the Ropes London tickets are available now! Vernon Vanriel and Dougie Blaxland wrote the script for On the Ropes, which is directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour. Zahra Mansouri created the set and costumes, Holly Ellis managed the lighting and sound, Gareth Fry handled the production management, Harry Blumenau handled casting, and Gaby Nimo handled the choreography.

The Story

Boxing, rhythmic reggae, and blues are all interwoven in On the Ropes. This beautiful drama tells the tale of Vernon Vanriel, a member of the Windrush Generation who immigrated to Britain with his family when he was only 6 years old. Later on, he grew into one of the most well-known and significant Black British boxers of the 1970s and 1980s. After spending more than 40 years in North London, Vernon was left stranded and denied admission to the UK in 2005 as a result of what started out as a trip to Jamaica. Vernon found himself engaged in a knife-edge struggle for both his life and his right to citizenship. Buy your On the Ropes London tickets now to avoid disappointment later!

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat: 7:30 PM
  • Thu & Sat: 3 PM

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles: Mensah Bediako as Vernon and Ashley D Gayle as Chorus

Writers: Vernon Vanriel and Dougie Blaxland

Director: Anastasia Osei-Kuffour

  • This show is recommended for individuals aged 12 and above.
  • Please keep in mind that the theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

On the Ropes Tickets

Book online tickets for on the Ropes in London

Booking Period: Bookings open from 6 Jan 2023 till 4 Feb 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your On the Ropes voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Park Theatre

Park Theatre is the vision of Artistic Director Jez Bond and Creative Director Melli Marie who managed to raise sufficient funding to transform the concrete building into a thriving new theatre venue, gathering support from the theatre community including stalwarts like Ian McKellen and Alan Rickman, the media, and, most importantly, residents in the area. The structure, constructed by David Hughes Architects for £2.6 million, opened in May 2013 to excellent acclaim from reviewers. It is located near Finsbury Park station, not far from the West End.

Seating Capacity: 200

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3JP

Tube: The closest tube station is Kings Cross Station, just a 16-minute drive from Park Theatre.

Train: If you wish to take a train to the theatre, Old Street, Moorgate is the closest.

Available Facilities: Baby Changing Facilities, Headsets, and Restrooms.

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessibility, and Restrooms.

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Park Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formal are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About On the Ropes Tickets

How can I buy On the Ropes tickets at West End?

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How much do On the Ropes tickets cost?

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How can I buy cheap or discounted On the Ropes tickets on West End?

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted On the Ropes tickets?

Booking On the Ropes London tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for On the Ropes?

On the Ropes opens on 6 Jan 2023 at the Park Theatre.

What age is appropriate for On the Ropes?

On the Ropes does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 12 and above.

Where is On the Ropes playing in London?

On the Ropes is playing at Park Theatre and opens on 6 Jan 2023.

How long does On the Ropes run for?

The running time of On the Ropes is 2 hr 20 min with 1 intermission.

What is On the Ropes about?

On the Ropes is a play about Vernon Vanriel and his fight against discrimination and injustice. It inspires audiences to never give up.

Who are the main stars of On the Ropes?

The main stars of On the Ropes are Mensah Bediako as Vernon and Ashley D Gayle as Chorus.

What is the dress code while attending On the Ropes?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formal or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the arena can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending On the Ropes?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending On the Ropes. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Park Theatre?

Park Theatre has multiple facilities including wheelchair accessibility, baby changing facilities, headsets, and restrooms.

Can I take pictures or videos of On the Ropes inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres/arenas do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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