4 – 8 August
Open air & packed with songs and humour, Bicycle Boy explores themes of sustainability in an engaging, pedal-powered performance.
Our hero, Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop; it has been a difficult time and the business has to close. He remembers granddad teaching him to ride – and playing with him, pretending to be superhero Bicycle Boy. It seems grandad 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 messages. He needs our help. If we can connect up enough bikes and pedal like mad, we can make generate enough power for Sam’s journey (and the show).
Wednesday 4 August: 11am, 3pm
Thursday 5 August: 11am, 3pm
Friday 6 August: 11am, 2:30pm
Saturday 7 August: 11am, 2:30pm
Sunday 8 August: 11am, 2:30pm
Age guidance: For children aged 5-10 and their families.
Running time: 50 minutes.
The performance will take place open air in Cutteslowe Park. ‘Pods’ will be seated separately at a safe distance from each other.
There is pay and display parking in the Harbord Road car park in Cutteslowe Park, this car park gets very busy, so it’s useful to know that there is additional parking in the A40 car park, also in Cutteslowe Park. The park is also not far from Water Eaton Park and Ride, from where you can get a bus up to Harbord Road and then take a short walk to the park
There is a cafe and toilets in the park.
We have updated our show and the way we seat our audiences to make it as COVID-secure as possible, and although the government restrictions have now changed, Bicycle Boy will be keeping these measures in place for the rest of the 2021 tour to ensure the continued safety of our audiences and company, including:
- seating our audience in family groups, socially distanced as required by venues
- seating our audience 3 metres from the performers
- adding a hand-washing song – a fun way for us to pause the show for everyone to sanitise regularly (we provide sanitiser)
- disinfecting the bicycles between use by different family group users
- re-working moments of audience participation in the show to remove any contact between performers and audience
Our company members also carry out regular lateral flow testing and we have a COVID officer on tour, who monitors the health and well-being of our company and audiences.