This event will take place at Horris Hill School, Newbury
[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 outdoors at Horris Hill, On Track explores the effects of Covid on our mental health and tells the story of how a simple bicycle has become a vehicle to freedom once again.
Audience members are encouraged to cycle to the show!