Boxing is a man’s world. Or, it was until London, 2012, when for the first time women were allowed to don gloves and step into the ring. To get there, though, Chloe Jackson has one more fight to win but in the lead up she is sucker-punched by two life-changing events. Bitch Boxer, a one-woman performance coming to the stage at Tasting Room by The Orientalist Spirits, is this story.
Written by Charlotte Josephine, Bitch Boxer delivers an emotional punch as it navigates loss, grief and personal strength framed by the boxing ring and the quest to make the Olympic team. After performances around the world, the boxing monologue that puts society on its toes comes to Singapore thanks to Method Productions.
Directed by Kamil Haque, founder and Artistic Director of Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (HCAC), Bitch Boxer stars Krissy Jesudason as Chloe Jackson. Although she is best known for her work on Mediacorp’s long-running drama “Tanglin”, where she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Asian Television Awards in 2017, Krissy began her acting career with SRT’s Shakespeare in the Park. She has also performed overseas and works as a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor she slips seamlessly into the role.
The award-winning one-woman play has sold out 14 shows in Asia already. Now, you’re invited ringside at Tasting Room by The Orientalist Spirits to catch Chloe Jackson in the fight of her life. There are two performances on Thursday 5 May and Friday 6 May.
Your ticket includes a complimentary cocktail by The Orientalist Spirits, typically a by-appointment-only venue at Robertson Walk, as well as the chance to stay on after the show for a conversation with actress Krissy Jesudason moderated by director Kamil Haque.