Broken Little Robots

Facet Photography / July 2016

Broken Little Robots began as a part of Assemble Fest 2015 and was first performed at Ella Street Social, Newland Avenue, Hull on 23rd May.

The show has since been developed and performed at Hull Truck Theatre, the University of Hull and schools…watch this space for further news.


So, what’s it all about?

Broken Little Robots - Hull Truck Theatre

Facet Photography / July 2016

Part rant, part confession, and part disco party. This is Broken Little Robots.

Everyone has found themselves feeling broken at some point. Anxiety, depression, fear: we all have that one button that shouldn’t be touched.

This is a positive show. We’re dealing with big problems, but we want you to leave energised, not scared. There will be sad moments, but you won’t be sad for long. We’re looking into our pasts,

Broken Little Robots - Hull Truck Theatre

Facet Photography / July 2016

but we’re also looking forward to tomorrow.

It ends in a dance party. Just warning you now. There may be a confetti cannon but only when you least expect it.

We want to talk about mental health in a way you haven’t seen before. We want to talk about living with the problems in our lives; living with depression and anxiety. It’s about living and surviving, not imploding.


Broken Little Robots Company

Performed by:  Rachael Abbey
James Frewer (Hull Truck Theatre)
Josie Morley
Jonny Neaves (Assemble Fest)
Written by:       Rachael Abbey & the company
Directed by:     Lizi Perry
Music by:         Jonny Neaves (Assemble Fest) and James Frewer (Hull Truck Theatre)
Designed by:   Alex Brook
Stage Management & additional support: Shaunagh McClean


Assemble Fest is a fantastic Assemble Festfestival which we are thrilled to be involved with for the second year in a row – in fact, the first Assemble Fest was where The Roaring Girls really began. This year’s festival will see five different, completely new pieces of work performed at various locations down the bustling Newland Avenue in Hull. These shows are performed in shops and bars, and along the street, accompanied by a range of other exciting experiences from live art to face painting.

Check out more here.


Check out pics from our rehearsals: