THE "amazing true story" of former world champion boxer Glenn McCrory and his terminally ill brother David is coming to the stage in Hexham, after Covid disrupted its initial run last year.

The comedy drama 'Carrying David' saw a few performances last year before the pandemic came along. Now, a tour of the north-east has been rescheduled, alongside some London dates.

The play, which will take place on September 14 at the Queen's Hall Arts Centre, will also be followed by a Q&A with County Durham-born Glenn McCrory himself.

The story charts the background and career of Glenn McCrory and his relationship with David, who suffered from the degenerative muscle wasting disease called Friedreich ataxia.

It is a one man show which, alongside some recorded voices and images, has a 'tour de force' central performance by actor Micky Cochrane, who is also producing this run.

Micky, who worked hard to get into boxing shape for the role, said that audiences don't need to be into boxing to enjoy it.

"There are lots of big moments in the play and some where some serious issues are covered," he said. "But there’s also some wonderful funny interactions with the family and in the boxing world.

"It’s got a bit of everything and the audience should expect to be surprised by some of the things that happen, it’s an amazing true story. They’ll be thoroughly entertained and will witness a final scene, the likes of which I don’t think they will have seen before.

"The play has a real pace to it and as a storyteller it’s wonderful to perform it."

He added that he's looking forward to performing in front of live audiences again. "I’m relieved to be back. Happy, but mainly relieved. It’s nice to have a bit of hope and it’s great for me to be back in a production that I really believe in. It’s fantastic to be able to bring it to new audiences."

Directed by Russell Floyd and written by Ed Waugh, the garnered praise during its first north-east run.

Glenn McCrory held the IBF cruiserweight title from 1989 to 1990, and the British and Commonwealth cruiserweight title between 1987 and 1988.

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