Kings of the Gym – review

By Elspeth Sandys In Theatre

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24th January, 2013
With Kings of the Gym, set in a decile-two school in what could be any one of our towns or cities, Dave Armstrong has hit the ground running. After the nationwide success of The Motor Camp, Armstrong could be forgiven if he hadn’t ticked all the boxes this time around, but he has. Triumphantly. Kings of the Gym is rude, subversive, full of bad language and hilariously wicked attacks on our over-earnest, politically correct culture, but what drives the action, and the four irrepressible characters, is not outrage but – wait for it – love. Leading the team ...

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