Spotlight 24 November 2016
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Critically Acclaimed Play Muhammad Ali and Me came to Spotlight!

24 November 2016
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Mojisola and Debo Adebayo, in association with Spotlight, presented Muhammad Ali and Me on Monday 24th Oct 2016, the coming of age story of a girl in care and world’s greatest fighter.


Muhammad Ali and Me is the critically acclaimed coming-of-age story of a young black girl growing up in foster care and her fantastical friendship with the legendary, Muhammad Ali.

Ali was always full of surprises. He danced in the boxing ring, rapped at press conferences, recited poetry in TV interviews, preached Islam from the back of a Cadillac and invoked revolution in a generation.

In the spirit of Ali, Muhammad Ali and Me is a rich, “beautifully rendered” (What’s On Stage) production full of wonder, told through poetry, dance, boxing, African acapella singing, audience interaction and integrated British Sign Language. Ali himself makes a guest appearance through verbatim text and original fight footage, with cartoon animation, pyrotechnics, magic tricks and a superb eclectic 1970’s sound track.

The show came to Spotlight and GRM Daily caught it on film.