Rachael Abbey and Lizi Perry were one of seven theatre companies to receive a commission for the first Assemble Fest in 2014, performing Skirts, Shirts and Vintage Dresses in the Dove House Hospice charity shop on Newland Avenue. In this blog post they share with us the many exciting developments that have taken place since the festival.
Hi there! We're Rachael and Lizi, aka The Roaring Girls. If you came to Assemble Fest 2014, you may know us by our names, maybe you just know us as the two girls who stood in a window and talked about clothes for half an hour... but since then, we officially came together as a company, as well as doing plenty of other stuff. First and foremost, we created another two shows. The main one was called How To Be A Bad Person, which was great fun and all-round a bit rowdy. We still do Skirts, Shirts and Vintage Dresses from time to time, and that actually brings us to our next bit of news...
We're off to Switzerland! Not forever, don't worry, we're off to perform for the Bern Student Theatre Festival alongside some other graduates of Hull University's Drama department. We are also taking the show down to The New Diorama Theatre in London, which is pretty exciting. Which actually brings us to the third and final bit of news from us...
We have been selected as one of The New Diorama's Emerging Graduate Companies for 2015. This was massive for us, and we're so excited for all the support they are going to give over the next year. There are six other companies from across the UK who have been invited to take part in the scheme, but we're the only Northern company to get selected (and only one of us is born and bred Yorkshire!) so we're kinda feeling the pressure a bit.
We've started our research and development for other shows and have several ideas waiting for our full attention, but for the time being, we're looking forward to 2015 and the Assemble Fest that will be here in just a few short months!