When Ali Came To Abingdon



By Bethan Roberts.

The year is 1981. Muhammad Ali is about to pay one of his rare and special visits to his friend Paddy Monaghan in Abingdon.

One over-excited fan, Mick, and his son, Luke, allow boxing-fever to overtake them; wife and mother Sandra rebels and finds solace in a local women's group. The two streams come together to make one exceptional day for the family, in this story of boxing, feminism and... eggs.

Sandra... Katie Lyons

Janet... Sarah Thom

Ruth... Janice Acquah

Emma... Emma Sidi

Mick... Steve Oram

Luke... Calum Bonner

Bethan Roberts is an award-winning novelist and daughter of Abingdon.