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Charing Cross Theatre

The Arches, Villiers Street, London , London WC2N 6NL 08444 930 650 

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Previews from 25th August, opens 31st August 2022. Ends 17th September 2022.

It’s 1895 and Annie Londonderry has returned victorious to America, hailed as the first woman ever to cycle around the world. She’s pioneering, she’s plucky, and she’s pitching her story to the men who run the newspapers.
From the infamous wager that set her journey in motion, to her freewheeling adventures with captains, cowboys, and customs officials, Annie just knows her tales will spin readers into a frenzy. 
But as she approaches rough terrain, and unexpected paths throw her off balance, can Annie regain her footing, or will she confront the past she left behind? 
This new musical by Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams, directed by Sarah Meadows, charts one woman’s radical act and explores the lies we tell to escape ourselves. RIDE gears up for its first full production for a limited run. 


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RIDE was nominated for the Best Musical Theatre Book Writing in the 2022 Writers Guild Awards

An earlier try-out was named VAULT Festival Show of the Week and won an Off West End OFFCOM Award

The title song was nominated for the 2020 Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize.

Creative team: Freya Catrin Smith 
Music, Book & Lyrics
Jack Williams - Music, Book & Lyrics
Sarah Meadows - Director
Amy Jane Cook – Designer
Natasha Harrison – Movement Director /Choreographer
Sam Young – Musical Director
Macy Schmidt - Orchestrator
Jamie Platt – Lighting Designer
Andy Johnson – Sound Designer
Olivia Munk – Assistant Director
DEM Productions – Producer and General Manager.



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Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Runs 1 hour 30 minutes approximately, with no interval.

Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

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