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On Track

a SITELINES production

POSTPONED: New dates to be announced shortly.

This show has been postponed. An announcement about the rescheduled dates will happen on 5th January 2021.

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South Street & RedCape Theatre present
a SITELINES production

"[The bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel" Susan B Anthony, Women’s Rights Activist, 1896

When lockdown begins Kit's world shrinks. Staying at home to save lives has meant a retreat back to the role of mother, home-maker, with teacher thrown in too. With the walls closing in, her garage and 2 wheels become her sanctuary...

On Track is a new site-specific play drawing on true stories and using RedCape’s trademark blend of comedy and visual, physical theatre. The audience follow Kit’s journey of discovery through the shocking history of women’s cycling. Riding at night, disguised as men, these cycling pioneers powered over Victorian ideals of the genteel, house-bound woman and opened up new worlds.

Performed at Palmers Park Stadium & Velodrome in Reading, On Track explores the effects of Covid on mental health and well-being and tells the story of how a simple bicycle has become a vehicle to freedom once again. Celebrating both people and pedal power, audience members will be encouraged to bring their own bikes and the show will finish with a socially distanced group ride around the track. As Kit pumps up her tyres and ventures out, the audience too will leave confident and inspired to ride out on their own. 

Created & Performed by Cassie Friend
Written by Catherine Dyson
Produced by John Luther

Production Manager: Adrian Croton
Set Design: Martin West
Cycling Consultants: Andy Edwards & Kat Morris

Supported by Arts Council England with funding from the National Lottery
Developed at & supported by 101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space

Location: Palmer Park Stadium, RG6 1LF
Tickets: £15, £13 South Street Members

Important Information:
The show is staged outdoors, so please dress for the weather.
Capacity for each show is limited to 20 people and seating will be socially distanced.
No latecomers will be admitted.