The Year of the Bicycle

Year of the Biycle

Date: 13-16 November 2014
Venue: Loft Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Ticket Price: R80.00
i Age Restriction: PG10



This 2013 Standard Bank Silver Ovation Award winner returns from sold out runds at Cape Town Fringe and Festival Schone Aussicht, Germany. When two estranged friends fall into a concussion at the same moment they meet in each other’s confused minds. Their bodies are broken but their thoughts are very loud as they reach out for contact. While piecing together fragments of self their memories draw them back to 1997; the year of Ninja Turtles, bicycles and R.Kelly’s ‘I believe I can fly’. And the year when their friendship was shattered by a world in which it is impossible for even a child to feel ease. Skipping from the lightness of play to the dark borders of loneliness, this is “a piece of theatre that will leave you breathless” (Cue). Written and directed by Joanna Evans (King Kong What What), featuring Amy Wilson and Aphiwe Livi with original sound design by John Withers (John Wizards).

“Writer and director Joanna Evans has created an extraordinarily captivating play, steered by an intense array of emotions” – Artslink

“Bittersweet, this inspired bit of off-beat theatre will appeal to adults and teens alike” – Cape Times