Scots actor and director David Hayman is returning to Dundee to perform in a play about one of Scotland’s greatest-ever boxers.
The Benny Lynch Story will be performed at the Dundee Rep Theatre on Wednesday June 5 next year.
River City star Stephen Purdon takes on the title role of Scotland’s first-ever world boxing champion with Hayman playing his coach and mentor, Sammy Wilson.
The David Carswell-penned play tells Lynch’s triumph to tragedy life story and is described as a “poignant and entertaining” look at the Glasgow icon’s life.
Lynch’s story begins with his childhood in the city’s Gorbals area and moves on to his boxing success, until his untimely death in 1946, aged only 33, from respiratory failure.
Best-known for his role in Trial and Retribution, Hayman’s most recent appearance in the City of Discovery came with a one-man show in January last year directed by his son, David Hayman Jr. The father and son team will combine for the new production which also features actors Holly Jack and Simon Weir.
The play will tour theatres across Scotland in May and June next year including the Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen, the Alhambra in Dunfermline, Inverness’s Eden Court and the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock.
For more information and tickets visit dundeerep.org.uk.