“I thought about giving up. But then I remembered who was watching.”
Single mum Lee is a fighter. She’s used to fighting the world, alone. No one’s in her corner, she’s down but not out - yet. Then she steps into Tommy’s Gym and everything changes: plunged into the world of boxing, Lee’s fight really begins.
It wasn't until 1996 that female boxers in Britain were allowed to compete as part of the Amateur Boxing Association of England (the previous name of England Boxing). Inspired by these pioneering British female boxers that fought for their right to fight, Fighter is a raucously visceral show that packs a punch.
Fresh off the back of her acclaimed show Muvvahood, writer and performer Libby Liburd and director Julie Addy present their newest piece of powerhouse theatre, using their trademark mix of hard hitting facts, humour and lived experience.
Featuring a cast of genuine young boxers from Fight for Peace creating a loud, sweaty, immersive fusion of boxing and theatre that will leave you on the edge of your ringside seat.
Joining Libby Liburd and the Fight for Peace boxers onstage will be BAFTA and Golden Globes Award-nominated actress Cathy Tyson, and David Schaal (The Inbetweeners Movie; The Office).
Funny, forthright... A celebration of courage, heart, pain and hard workThe Guardian
Photos: Alex Brenner
We will be providing a crèche for children for the 2pm show on Sat 27 Apr. The crèche has limited numbers so you'll need to book in advance. There’s no charge to book but donations will be welcome on the day.
You'll be able to add tickets for the crèche to your order once you've added tickets to the matinee performance to your basket.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Produced with support from Stratford Circus Arts Centre and Fight for Peace.