Rachael Abbey 

 Co-Artistic Director, Actor

Rachael is a writer and performer with a strong Yorkshire accent. She co-founded The Roaring Girls in 2014 whilst studying for her Master's degree in Theatre Practice at The University of Hull. In addition to writing and acting in the company's work, she has toured with The John Godber Company, and is currently working with Absolutely Cultured.

Shaunagh McClean 

 Company Manager, Producer

Shaunagh is a theatre producer and the Queen of spreadsheets. She joined The Roaring Girls as company manager, and has produced most of the company's work. Another Hull alumnus, Shaunagh recently graduated from her MA, and also works at the Hull Truck Theatre box office.

Jess Morley  

Company Member, Actor

Actress and bassist Jess is Hull born and bred, and can't bear to be away the city for too long. She has acted with The Roaring Girls since Broken Little Robots in 2015, and has also worked with John Godber, Tom Wells, She Productions, and Middle Child. She's Jess to us, but credited as Josie for legal reasons we can't get into now*.

*it's either a secret identity or just a stage name.

Sarah Penney  

Company Member, Actor

Sarah is Welsher than a dragon clutching a bunch of daffodils. She previously worked at Hull Truck Theatre as the Engagement and Learning Projects Officer, producing and assistant directing much of the youth theatre's work. Sarah currently works for Absolutely Cultured as their Assistant Producer and is part of the Hull Independent Producer Initiative, mentored by Sarah Sansom.

Lizi Perry 

Co-Artistic Director, Director

Co-founder of The Roaring Girls, Lizi is a theatre maker and facilitator. She is an associate artist at Hull Truck Theatre, where she has led many engagement projects. She has worked with The Children's University, Opera North, The Herd, and more. Lizi has just finished working as part of a company of Sierra Leonean and British artists called the Poda Poda collectiv; a British Council led project promoting cultural exchange.


Awesome artists we're committed to collaborating with;

Jess Addinall   -   Lighting Designer

Jess created amazing lighting for The Roaring Girls' When Everything Stops, and is working with us on Beach Body Ready. She works as a technician at Hull Truck Theatre.

Alex Brook   -   Designer, Set Builder

Alex has designed and build sets for several of The Roaring Girls' shows, including Broken Little Robots, and Beach Body Ready. He also works with Silent Uproar, and supervises the workshop at the University of Hull.

Lydia Marchant   -   Playwright

Dramaturg on Beach Body Ready, Lydia is a supported artist at Hull Truck Theatre, and a Soho Theatre Writer's Lab alumna. Lydia has just completed an MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast at Central School of Speech and Drama.

The Roaring Girls (l-r):  Lizi Perry, Sarah Penney, Lydia Marchant, Rachael Abbey, Shaunagh McClean, Jess Morley, & Jess Addinall

Image credit: Alex Brook