We are proud to announce that the dramatic story of how terminally ill David McCrory inspired his bother Glenn to become the cruiserweight champion of the world is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal in April 2020 via London.

Following the huge success of Carrying David when it toured the region in June, the play will transfer to the 1200-seat Newcastle Theatre Royal - the most prestigious theatre in the region.


Carrying David (reviews below) is the dramatic and inspirational story of how Glenn McCrory's terminally ill brother David inspired Glenn to become the very first world champion boxer from the North East. The show premiered in June, transferred to Northern Ireland in November and will play London in April 2020 before transferring to the 1200-seat Newcastle Theatre Royal (April 9 &10). It will be the fastest-ever (and my fifth) transfer to the North East's most prestigious theatre.


Carrying David is like Rocky, with emotion!

Glenn and David McCrory's story is funny, dramatic and inspirational.


Please take 20 seconds out to view this video made by a boxing club after they had seen Carrying David in Antrim, Northern Ireland in November. They had never been to the theatre but were truly inspired to produce their own video.


There are discounts on group bookings at the Theatre Royal.  See leaflet attached.







 " has emotion and heart, and is incredibly don't need to be a boxing fan to enjoy this" - Sunday Sun (June 3, 2019)

"Inspirational...McCrory's story transcends boxing... dripped with emotion to the final drop...the standing ovation came as no surprise " - Belfast Telegraph (November 12, 2019)

 "A play that packs a punch...entertaining and exciting stuff, and at its end I felt exhausted" - Evening Chronicle (June 5, 2019)

"A tremendous feat of acting...a knockout success" - The Journal (June 5, 2019)

"An emotional the end of the show the audience was on its feet...rapturous applause" - Northern Echo (June 5, 2019)

"Highly recommended" - Ian Payne, Tyne Tees Television News (June 5)

 "A standing ovation...a remarkable story" - Shields Gazette (June 7, 2019)

 "Heartbreaking...rollercoaster true story...a standing ovation" - Hartlepool Mail (June 7, 2019)

"Gripping, dramatic, accessible, unpretentious and contemporary...even if you had no interest in boxing you would have found a wonderful piece of storytelling. It punches hard and leaves its mark" -  Richmondshire Today (June 11, 2019)

"An absolute knockout... a deserved standing ovation ... amazing performance" - Hartlepool Life (June 13, 2019)

" received a standing ovation at the Irish Centre in Newcastle on Tyne and at every theatre visited on its opening run" - Tyneside Irish Centre review (June 19, 2019)

 "Emotive...heartbreaking...standing ovation" - The Crack (August 2019 issue)