Franc Ashman: The Royale

Date - 4 November, 2016, All News Theatre
Frances Ashman | Sainou Talent Agency London | Copyright (c) Nick Gregan

Franc plays Nina in the Bush Theatre’s production of The Royale, which opens tonight.

Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
But it’s 1905 and, in the racially segregated world of boxing, his chances are as good as knocked out.

Told in six rounds and set in a boxing ring, The Royale is inspired by the often overlooked story of Jack Johnson, a boxer who – at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous and the most notorious black man on Earth.

Written by award-winning American writer Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Orange is the New Black), The Royale returns following a sell-out run in spring 2015.

Overview

Franc Ashman boasts an impressive list of theatre credits having performed extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and acclaimed theatre company Out of Joint under the direction of Max Stafford-Clark.

Recent screen credits include Tennison, DCI Banks & Apple Tree Yard. Franc lent her voice to the soundtrack of the Gary Oldman penned feature film Nil By Mouth and can be heard singing the theme song 'Peculiar Groove'. She plays Molly in the latest series of Peep Show for Channel 4.

She played the role of Nina in The Royale at the Bush Theatre.

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