a SITELINES production
Sat 17 & Sat 24 Oct, 3pm & 6pm
We are incredibly disappointed to announce that we have taken the difficult decision to postpone our SITELINES production of ‘On Track’, due to take place at Palmer Park Stadium on 17th & 24th October.
We are really excited about how the show is developing and believe we have something very special in the making. However, due to set-backs beyond our control whilst rehearsing in these very challenging times, the creative process has taken longer than anticipated. Regrettably, the result is that we are unable to bring the show to you at this time.
As this is an outdoor performance and we are approaching winter, we will be forced to move the performances to Spring 2021. We are currently in discussion with Palmer Park to find alternative dates, and will announce these as soon as possible.
Our second SITELINES show, Behind Closed Doors (28th Oct – 1st Nov), is unaffected and is still going ahead as advertised. There are a few tickets left, so if you haven't booked and would like to you can find all the information here: www.whatsonreading.com/behindcloseddoors
Once again, we are so sorry to bring you such disappointing news. It is never an easy decision to postpone performances and we're heartbroken to have to do it after such excitement for a new show.
All tickets bought will be valid for the new dates. Any ticket holder who cannot make the new dates, once they are announced, will be able to request a refund or credit from firstname.lastname@example.org (credits can be used on any future Reading Arts event and are valid for 3 years from date of issue).
South Street & RedCape Theatre
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
Directed by Cassie Friend, Helen Iskander & Rebecca Loukes
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
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.
This event has already taken place.