Professional wrestling is an art form that is as culturally valid as a feature film, a work of art or a ballet performance. However, with a demographic often characterised as ‘blue collar’, it has been misunderstood by ‘white collar society’. For audiences from the 1500s to the present day, wrestling provides visions of agony, redemption and hope for justice that mark everyday life.
This fun event combines an introduction to the historical significance of professional wrestling by Dr G.H. Bennett, Associate Professor (Reader) in History, Plymouth University and a demonstration ‘wrestling show’ by Devon’s oldest pro-wrestling promotion, the Plymouth Wrestling Association.
Date: Tuesday 25 April
Venue: Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6/£4.20/Friends free. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA
Running time: 120 minutes