Young Hull boxer, Karen, idolises Hull boxing legend Barbara Butterick (‘The Mighty Atom’), who won a world boxing title in America in 1957.
Two stories intertwine in this fast moving, very physical one-woman show highlighting the fascinating story of a female boxer in the 1940’s/50’s juxtaposed with the contemporary issues faced by women in sport.
And after all, “Everyone needs a hero!”
The ERT Team: We have a committed Board, comprising of professional theatre-makers and business experts. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench and Sir Mark Rylance Ambassadors: John Godber & Richard Bean Associated Artists: Mark Addy, Berwick Kaler, William Houston, Anna Maxwell-Martin, David Bradley Directors of the Board: Adrian Rawlins – Artistic Director Vincent Regan – Creative Director Chris Wade – Music and Comedy Programming Anne Cooper – Planning and Funding Sue Kirkman – Manager John Merrylees – Technical Production Tom Wilders – Finance