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Video: John Duddy - Boxer turned actor stars in award-winning play The Flood at Belfast's Lyric Theatre

The former middleweight IBA champion boxer John Duddy is on stage at the Lyric theatre to reprise his role as Aidan in 'The Flood' this November.

After hanging up his gloves in 2011 he's swapped the ring for the stage. He says," there are a lot of similarities between the two: when you get on the stage there's no safety net, you rely on the work you've put in."

Writer and director Daniel McCabe was inspired to write the character Aidan after true events, "I was sheltering during hurricane Sandy with a friend of mine from Derry city, the part of Aidan is a tribute to him"

The Flood arrives at the Lyric theatre in Belfast after success on Broadway. It runs from the 4th until the 8th of November.

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