Bitch Boxer 15th May

Published On April 16, 2014 | By Helen Mary | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

The Old Market
Thursday 15 May 2014
£12/£10 Adv –  £13/£11 OTD

“Sweat-slick and tough, yet sweet and gifted with terrific timing” ★★★★ The Times

Bitch Boxer is the exhilarating and award-winning new play by Charlotte Josephine. She pulled no punches in her research, training extensively with Islington Boxing Club throughout the show’s development. This not only gave the piece its critically acclaimed authenticity but her dedication now sees her fully trained as an amateur boxer alongside her work as a writer and performer.

In London 2012 we saw women’s boxing go down in history as it made its first appearance at an Olympic Games. This play captures the thrill of that journey, and invites you ringside to follow 21 year old Chloe Jackson from Leytonstone, East London. She is training for the fight of her life – a chance to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic Games. With lights in her eyes and sweat on her face she is dealt an unexpected blow from outside of the ring. In a man’s world can she prove she’s worth the title? Bitch Boxer explores the idea that Chloe can fight with both a physical and emotional strength, be it for her dreams inside of the ring or to make sense of the world around it.

After its success at Brighton Fringe 2013, the multi-award-winning and international touring Snuff Box Theatre bring the critically acclaimed Bitch Boxer back to Brighton for Brighton Fringe 2014. This time at The Old Market, after sell-out runs in both London and Edinburgh. Charlotte Josephine is one third of Snuff Box Theatre, a bold theatre company dedicated to telling good stories on stage. The play won both the Soho Theatre Young Writer’s Award and Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Award in 2012 putting Snuff Box Theatre and Charlotte Josephine on the map as some of the fastest rising talent in the UK. An intensely physical five-star performance from young performer Holly Augustine saw the piece win the 2013 Holden Street Theatres Award and transfer to the Adelaide Fringe in 2014.

About The Writer

I grew up in London and studied in Brighton many many moons ago but it was only two years ago that I decided to return to this wonderful city, to make it my family home. There may not be sand on our beach but a view of the sea never fails to inspire me. I am rediscovering Brighton but this time as a 'grown up'. My writing has become my passion, along with food and Peach Bellinis.