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Beach Body Ready (The Roaring Girls, Absolutely Cultured, Pleasance, York Theatre Royal, Hull Truck)

By | Published on Thursday 8 August 2019

With a mixture of short comedic video clips, bursts of expressive dance and direct interaction, this show feels less like a play and more like a conversation with the audience. Fun, energetic and unashamedly body positive, the three charismatic performers share their personal tales with raw honesty; from struggling with a gym obsession, experiencing the cruel taunts of others for being fat and even being told by family you can never be loved unless you’re skinny. While it took a while to warm up and felt slightly rough round the edges in places, the friendly tone and empowering message won me over and I left feeling more than ready to take my body to the beach.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Izzy Cutler]