Hull Truck Theatre & Hull UK City of Culture 2017


by Amanda Whittington

Directed by Mark Babych

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Hull Truck Theatre & Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Mighty Atoms

by Amanda Whittington

Directed by Mark Babych

World Premiere Production

Part III of The Hull Trilogy

The gloves are on!

In a struggling pub on one of Hull’s toughest streets, ex-pro boxer Taylor Flint runs a women’s boxercise class. For Lauren, Jazz, Aneta and Grace the class is much more than a way to lose weight and have a laugh – they’re fighting the grinding challenges of everyday life.

When the pub is threatened with closure, the women agree to be part of an unlicensed fight night to raise money and rally the community. They’re ready to prove themselves in a world that shows them little respect, but Taylor knows that once the gloves are on, the real test will be going toe to toe with friends and neighbours.

Inspired by Hull’s original Mighty Atom, Barbara Buttrick, this new play by award-winning writer Amanda Whittington (Ladies Day, Be My Baby, Amateur Girl) pulls no punches.

Recommended age 14+ due to strong language and complex themes. 

Pay What You Can performance: Thur 8 June, 7.30pm
Post-show Q&A: Wed 21 June, 7.30pm
Audio Described performance: Thur 22 June, 7.30pm
Discover Day: Sat 24 June, 10.30am
Captioned performance: Wed 28 June, 7.30pm

Listen to the audio intro here

This show is part of our Drama Deal - click here for more information - and is eligible for a Dinner & a Show Package.


Maya Barcot


Anna Doolan


Caitlin Drabble


Judi Earl


Danielle Henry


Kat Rose-Martin


Olivia Sweeney



Sophie Cotton

Composer/sound designer

Prema Mehta

Lighting designer

Ella Robson Guilfoyle

Movement director

Grace Smart

Set and costume designer

Amanda Whittington


Mark Babych


Lucy Jenkins CDG and Sooki McShane CDG


‘has a strength and power that really is quite incredible’

Yorkshire Post

‘rousing tale of solidarity’


‘a battling, bruising, and uplifting tale of never giving in’

Hull Daily Mail

‘a tour de force of physical comedy’

Whats On Stage

‘punchy, funny and poetic’

The Stage

‘Hull has found its voice, a mighty tiger's roar’

York Press