“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
Spring/Summer Tour announcement coming soon!
If you're interested in programming Beach Body Ready, contact our producer:
Beach Body Ready is supported by Pleasance Futures as part of the Regional Theatre Partnership Programme with York Theatre Royal and in association with Hull Truck Theatre.
Developed with support from ARC, CAST, Sheffield Theatres, and Square Chapel.
Beach Body Ready is part of the Hull Takeover 2019, produced by Absolutely Cultured through their Hull Independent Producer Initiative, in partnership with Middle Child, supported by Hull Truck Theatre, and Back To Ours.
We're grateful for funding support from Arts Council England, Hull City Council, Hull Truck Theatre, Unity Theatre Trust, and Your Reminder.
Film by Fly Girls Film
BEACH BODY TEAM
Written and devised by the cast, with
Fly Girl Films
COSTUME & SET DESIGN
STAGE MANAGER - EDINBURGH
STAGE MANAGER - HULL
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - HULL