Oli Forsyth

February 2017

An exhilarating play about human triumph, ambition, self-doubt, and pride, set in the world of boxing.
Mickey and his team of cornermen never have much luck in the boxing world. Until, that is, they sign a young fighter whose winning ways catapult them to a level they’ve never known before.
Cornermen by Oli Forsyth was first seen at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London, in 2015 before playing at the Pleasance Courtyard, the New Diorama Theatre, and the Otherplace, Brighton. It was selected for the 2016 VAULT Festival, London.
"Quietly, honestly, and deliberately telling a modest but compelling story with a lot of heart." - London Theatre

"...makes the pulse race, the pupils dilate  " - Exeunt
"...highly recommended” Darkchat


Mickey       Alexander King
Drew          Martyn Hunter
Joey            Claire Morley
Sid               Joe  Sample

Read a review at
York Press  ​  "Utterly heartbreaking."

Arts York    "This new production packs a powerful punch

Pocklington Post  "I was knocked out by the stunning first night performance."

Andy Love
  1. The Cornermen
    The Cornermen
  2. Claire Morley (Joey), Joe Sample (Sid), Alexander King (Mickey) and Martyn Hunter (Drew)
    Claire Morley (Joey), Joe Sample (Sid), Alexander King (Mickey) and Martyn Hunter (Drew)

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