We are thrilled to be working very hard to bring you three days of performances of Bicycle Boy, on 27, 28 and 29 August. (The performances on 27 August will be held at The Music Room, Eynsham, while 28 and 29 August are at Wytham Woods.)
Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop. He remembers granddad teaching him to ride (and pretending to be his favourite superhero, Bicycle Boy). It seems granndad may have left Sam a present somewhere in the workshop, and some clues to find it. But there’s no power and Sam needs electricity to unlock the clues. Can you help him? If we can connect up enough bikes and pedal like mad we can make generate enough power for Sam’s journey (and the show). Join us for a musical adventure (and be prepared to help pedal power the performance!).
Full details of our COVID-19 plan will be published in due course.
Tickets will be sold in 'pods' of up to 6 people per pod, each costing £30. This means a family of 6 will be able to enjoy the show for just £30 in total!
Should the event have to be cancelled for any reason, including the reinstating of lockdown, either nationally or locally, all tickets will be refunded in full.
From Reviews Hub: 5 stars
‘Fans of Helen Eastman’s work… will already appreciate the fourth-wall dissolving antics that constitute such an appropriate introduction to the theatre experience for younger audiences, and all is present and correct here’.
‘[The cast] tear up the songs and banter with their young audience with warmth’
‘There are some messages here about energy consumption, bicycle safety and the decline of old family businesses, but there is also a central human story that hits with a surprising power. This is not to be missed. The joy in your young companion’s face as she holds up her prop for the bicycle boy song, or the tear in her eye at the suggestion of throwing away an old and cherished teddy bear, will affirm the power of a simple story, earnestly performed, to sneak up on you somewhere during an hour on a warm spring evening and break your heart and affirm your life, at least just a little bit’.
Please note that the production will be altered from that shown in the below trailer, to take COVID-19 guidelines into account. Audiences will be kept at a safe distance from performers and each other.
We will keep a list of attendees following the performances for three weeks. If anybody shows symptoms of COVID-19 we ask them to get in touch with us, and we will alert all other attendees of that show.
At Wytham Woods there will be a catering van with food and hot drinks provided by the Edge Eatery. This will be available between 10.15 and 4pm on 28 and 29 August. Card and cash payments will be accepted.