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A young Hull boxer, Karen, who has been inspired by Barbara Butterick’s story uses it to highlight some of her own struggles.

The two stories are intertwined and highlight the problems faced by a female boxer in the 1940’s and 50’s juxtaposed with contemporary issues in the sport. Karen idolises Barbara as she epitomises the courage and tenacity needed to break through the glass ceiling of a male dominated sport. After all, everyone needs a hero! The play follows the travails of both characters on a numerous and fascinating journey.

Single Story Theatre’s new one-woman play tells the story of a world champion whose tenacity and skill took her to the top of her profession.

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Ferens Art Gallery
Queen Victoria Square
01482 300 300


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Baby Changing
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 7.30pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4.30pm