“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.
Inspired by the pioneering British female boxers that fought for their right to fight, Fighter is a raucously visceral show that packs a punch. 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.
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.
We will be providing a crèche for older children on a pay-what-you can basis for the 2pm performance 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.
Humour and heart… an excellent work.The Stage (on Muvvahood)
Free Events in Theatre Square
Interested in boxing? Could you be the next AJ or Katie Taylor? Young boxers from Fight for Peace will be doing live boxing demos in Theatre Square to celebrate Fighter. Come along and find out how to get involved.
Fri 22 Feb & Fri 12 Apr, 11am-1pm
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Produced with support from Stratford Circus Arts Centre and Fight for Peace.