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I Am a Mighty Atom -

Share a photo of yourself feeling like a champion to win tickets to Mighty Atoms at Hull Truck Theatre 
A co-production with Hull UK City of Culture 2017
Running Thursday 8 June – Saturday 1 July at Hull Truck Theatre

Hull Truck Theatre are encouraging the public to share photos of themselves being ‘Mighty Atoms’ to be in with the chance of winning theatre tickets.

People can share a photo of themselves feeling like a champion, whether they’re working out, going for a run, doing yoga, or walking the dog. It doesn’t have to be a physical challenge – it can be a photo of themselves overcoming anything and feeling confident.

Hull Truck Theatre staff are also getting involved. They have shared photos of themselves taking part in lots of activities, including roller derby, horse riding, swimming, and walking.

Competition entrants should share their photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #iamamightyatom and tag Hull Truck Theatre. A winner will be chosen at random each week until Friday 23 June, and will win a pair of tickets to a Mighty Atoms performance of their choice subject to availability.
Mighty Atoms is inspired by the incredible career of Hull’s very own ‘Mighty Atom’, the female boxing champion Barbara Buttrick.

About Mighty Atoms
Mighty Atoms is set in a struggling pub on one of Hull’s toughest streets, where 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.

Mighty Atoms is the final instalment in The Hull Trilogy, a trio of plays about Hull’s resilience and capacity for survival and renewal. It began with Dancing Through the Shadows in 2015 and then The Gaul in 2016. 

The show is directed by Hull Truck Theatre’s Artistic Director Mark Babcyh and is written by playwright Amanda Whittington.


Donny McCaslin, Bowie’s final collaborator on Blackstar, headlines Hull Jazz Festival at Hull Truck Theatre 
Tuesday 11 -

Saturday 15 July 2017   

New York saxophonist Donny McCaslin headlines the 25th Summer Edition of Hull Jazz Festival at Hull Truck Theatre on Thursday 13 July at 8pm, with the band who performed on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.

Recently awarded International Jazz Artist of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards 2017, McCaslin has been a renowned presence on the New York jazz scene since the early 1990s. With 11 albums and three Grammy nominations under his belt, he became a household name in 2016 when he collaborated with David Bowie on Blackstar. With influences from electronic music and rock, McCaslin and his quartet deliver a blistering live set with tracks from Blackstar, nods to Berlin trilogy-era Bowie and original material from their latest album Beyond Now.

The festival opens at Hull Truck Theatre with Snake Davis and his Classic Sax Solos (Tuesday 11 July, 7.30pm). A firm favourite with Hull audiences, Snake brings his band to perform some of the best-loved sax solos from the last 50 years.

Hull Jazz Festival present a long overdue reunion show by one of Hull’s most popular jazz bands. 25 years after their meteoric reign as the North’s top swing outfit, Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Wednesday 12 July, 8pm) take the audience on a joyful romp through 1930s dance sounds, inspired by the Hot Club de France.

Fans of Django Reinhardt and Jazz Manouche are in for a treat on as the theatre plays host to France’s Sébastien Giniaux Trio and the UK’s The Grimaldi Quartet (Friday 14 July, 8pm), two young ensembles at the forefront of the modern gypsy jazz scene. 

With influences from jazz, hip hop and afro beat, all-female septet Nérija (Saturday 15 July, 3pm) are blazing a trail for women in jazz, with a nomination as Jazz Breakthrough Act at the 2016 Jazz FM Awards and rave reviews for their live shows. 

Tenor saxophonist Binker Golding and pianist Sarah Tandy (Saturday 15 July, 6pm) are among the freshest new forces to emerge in British jazz in recent years and premiere their new show at the festival. Golding is one half of Binker and Moses, UK Jazz Act of the Year at the Jazz FM Awards 2016, and Tandy, a regular at famous jazz club Ronnie Scott’s, is one of the UK’s leading young jazz pianists.

Hull Jazz Festival welcomes back British jazz giant, saxophonist Courtney Pine CBE (Saturday 15 July, 8.30pm), who’s returned to the tenor sax for the first time in 10 years with a brand-new album, Black Notes from the Deep. This new project sees him collaborate with UK soul legend Omar, who was firmly established as a unique sound back in 1992 with his hit There’s Nothing Like This. The two friends will be performing original material together for the first time, alongside Courtney’s band.

Ticket prices
Snake Davis Band: Classic Sax Solos – Tickets £20
Ain’t Misbehavin’: Hot Club Legends Reform for 2017 – Tickets £12.50
Sebastian Giniaux Trio and Grimaldi Quartet – Tickets £12.50
Nerija – Tickets £12.50, Under 26s £6
Binker Golding and Sarah Tandy – Tickets £12.50, Under 26s £6
Courtney Pine Band Featuring Omar – Tickets £23

Saturday Saver – See all shows for £35
Festival Saver Ticket – See 3 shows for the price of 2 (cheapest ticket free)

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