“This is what theatre is for. Live, loud, fun, tough and world-changing.”

Paul Smith - Artistic Director, Middle Child

BEACH
BODY

READY

Background image by The Other Richard

If you enjoyed watching the show as much as we enjoyed making and performing it, don't forget to let us know what you thought: @theroaringgirls #BeachBodyReady

We're delighted to have been able to film the show with the help of the amazing Fly Girl Filmsfilmed at the fabulous East Riding Theatre!

ABOUT THE SHOW

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:

The Roaring Girls would like to thank everyone who watched Beach Body Ready this July! We are so proud of the digital version and really appreciate everyone's kind responses.

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.

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Photos by Tom Arran

Roaring Girls Beach Body Ready - 1st Jun

BEACH BODY TEAM

 

CAST

Rachael Abbey

Jess Morley

Sarah Penney

 

Written and devised by the cast, with

DRAMATURG

Lydia Marchant

DIRECTOR

Lizi Perry

PRODUCER

Shaunagh McClean

 

CHOREOGRAPHER
Jo Ashbridge

VIDEOGRAPHER
Fly Girl Films

COSTUME & SET DESIGN
Nat Young

LIGHTING DESIGN

Jessie Addinall

 

STAGE MANAGER - TOUR

Jenni Harrison

STAGE MANAGER - EDINBURGH

Jay Hirst

STAGE MANAGER - HULL
Danielle Harris

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - HULL
Luke Dankoff

SCENIC CONSTRUCTION

Alex Brook

SCENIC ASSISTANT

Zoe McBride