“This is what theatre is for. Live, loud, fun, tough and world-changing.”
Paul Smith - Artistic Director, Middle Child
It’s the season of cutting carbs, hitting it hard at the gym and shaving everything from the chin down. Summer has rocked up and coerced us all into thinking about how awful our bodies are. We’ve been shamed, dehumanised and humiliated for how we look, and we’ve had enough.
Beach Body Ready sees The Roaring Girls smash their way though ingrained fears, food insecurities, and toxic advertising in this defiantly feel good show which sticks two fingers up to everything the media says we should look like.
Created in The Roaring Girls' semi-improvised style, Beach Body Ready blends impassioned rants with cheesy fitness routines, and live, informal chats with a beach trip on film, accompanied by a banging soundtrack.
Alongside the making of the show, we spoke to lots of women about their experiences with their bodies, and we've commissioned and collated an awesome zine filled with stories, poems, and artwork, and a directory of suggested books, shows, and people to follow! Check them out:
Background image by The Other Richard
Dates rescheduled from 2020: if you had tickets for a cancelled show and haven't been contacted by the venue, please contact them.
More dates coming soon!
If you're interested in programming Beach Body Ready, contact our producer:
Beach Body Ready is made by The Roaring Girls in association with Hull Truck Theatre, Absolutely Cultured, and The Pleasance, with support from House, In Good Company, and Waterside Arts Centre.
Photos by Tom Arran
BEACH BODY TEAM
Written and devised by the cast, with
Fly Girl Films
COSTUME & SET DESIGN
STAGE MANAGER - TOUR
STAGE MANAGER - EDINBURGH
STAGE MANAGER - HULL
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - HULL