Punch & Judy created these photo-based illustrations in collaboration with theatre photographer David Cooper. The concepts and styling are Christina's work; Scott does pencil sketches for client approval and coordinates photo shoots; David creates the final images.

Welsh boxer Johnny Owen, the "Merthyr Matchstick", died in 1980 following a bantamweight world championship fight in Los Angeles. Sunil Kuruvilla's Fighting Words is set in Owen's Welsh village during the fight. All the men are in California to support their local hero, so the play is actually the story of three local women, each with a different relationship to Johnny. The image needed to convey the world of boxing – but we wanted it to have a sad tenderness as well.

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