“Part theatre, part music gig, part spoken word poetry, part documentary: whatever it is, it is brilliant!” - Toronto Star
Go on a theatrical and musical journey in Spin, Evalyn Parry’s tour-de-force performance celebrating the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change. Inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry – the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894 – Parry spins a web of stories which travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to ultimately reveal a profoundly contemporary and personal heart to her theme of liberation. parry’s co-star is a vintage bicycle played by percussionist Brad Hart, who conjures an astonishing array of sounds on his “iron horse”, creating a richly textured and utterly unique sonic accompaniment to Parry’s songs and monologues.
An Outspoke production
"Mothers, bring your daughters." - Winnipeg Free Press
Suitable for children age 10 and up.
Running Time: approximately 80 minutes
“…a welcome breath of fresh air….SPIN makes something beautiful out of taking your life into your own hands” - Globe & Mail
Bob says: “There’s a joy to finding gems like Spin to share with Winnipeg audiences. evalyn parry has created a magical mix of music, spoken word, theatre, and a percussionist making astounding music on a bicycle – you’ll never look at a bike the same way again. We’re proud that this production will coincide with the 100th anniversary (January 28, 1916) of Manitoba women getting the right to vote.”
- Bob reveals why he thinks SPIN is perfect for the PTE stage.
- Get a taste of one of the most innovative and engaging shows to ever hit the PTE stage.
- Classic 107 news reporter Stephen Burns sat down with Brad Hart to find out how he brought the bicycle to life as a percussion instrument.