When Ali Came to Abingdon
Muhammad Ali's legendary visits to Abingdon inspire a group of women to take action. Starring Katie Lyons and written by Bethan Roberts.
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.