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

Paul Smith - Artistic Director, Middle Child

BEACH
BODY

READY

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

Beach Body Ready tour dates - Spring/Summer 2020:

We will keep this list up to date as shows are cancelled or postponed.

If you have tickets for a cancelled show please consider donating this cost to your local theatre, or contact them for a refund.

MARCH

10th - 11th March

13th March - plus a workshop on 14th March!

17th - 22nd March - CANCELLED

28th March - CANCELLED

APRIL

2nd April - CANCELLED

7th April - CANCELLED

8th April - CANCELLED

9th April - CANCELLED

16th April - CANCELLED

18th April - CANCELLED

22nd April - CANCELLED

23rd April - CANCELLED

30th April - CANCELLED

MAY

JUNE

9th - 10th June - CANCELLED

JULY

More dates coming soon!

If you're interested in programming Beach Body Ready, contact our producer: shaunagh@theroaringgirls.co.uk

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

 

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

Jess 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