Review - Ed Waugh's Play 'Carrying David'

CARRYING DAVID A play which recently had its world premiere at the Tyneside Irish Centre in Newcastle could be set to go on a national tour of the UK and Ireland. Carrying David is the story of how Glenn McCrory, a lad from an Irish family, rose from the depths of the economic wilderness created by the Thatcher government in North West Durham to become cruiserweight boxing champion of the world. Glenn grew up in Annfield Plain, a village surrounded by closing collieries in the 1970’s. He went to St. Patrick’s school in nearby Dipton, a parish built entirely on post-famine Irish emigrants who flocked to the area for the booming mining and steel industries. The church in Dipton is so huge it c

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