One woman. One bicycle. One hell of a story.
It’s 1895 and Annie Londonderry has returned victorious to America, hailed as the first woman to ever cycle around the world.
She’s pioneering, she’s plucky, and she’s pitching her story to the New York World. But she can’t do it alone. Joined at the eleventh hour by unwitting secretary Martha Smith, the two begin to share Annie’s unbelievable adventures. But before long, the cracks begin to show, and Annie is forced to confront a past she’d rather leave unexplored.
The incredible true story of a young woman with big plans, and an even bigger imagination bursts into life in this new musical by JACK WILLIAMS (Music & Lyrics) and FREYA CATRIN SMITH (Music, Book & Lyrics), who also co-directs with ADAM LENSON.
RIDE played at the Garrick Theatre on Monday 21st June 2021 in a special workshop production starring GEMMA SUTTON (Girl From the North Country, Follies, The Rink) and BRONTÉ BARBÉ (‘Oklahoma, Beautiful, The Wild Party), after which it played on StreamTheatre.com for three months.
Music & Lyrics - Jack Williams
Music, Book & Lyrics and Co-Director - Freya Catrin Smith
Co-Director - Adam Lenson
Choreographer - Alfred Taylor Gaunt
Musical Director - Jordan Paul Clarke
Set & Costume Design - Libby Todd
Lighting Design - Sam Waddington
Sound Design - Emma Laxton
Orchestrator - Macy Schmidt
Company Stage Manger - Abbii Clark
Deputy Stage Manager - Roni Neale
Sound No. 1 - Heather Knott
Producer and General Manager - Emily Lunnon
Executive Producer - Ramin Sabi