AT THE HELM presents BICYCLE BOY – an outdoors bicycle-powered eco-musical, for children 5-11 and their families. Packed with songs and humour, Bicycle Boy explores themes of sustainability in an engaging, pedal-powered performance.
Our hero, Sam has 24 hours to clear out his grandad’s old bike workshop; it has been a difficult time and the business has to close. He remembers granddad teaching him to ride – and playing with him, pretending to be superhero Bicycle Boy.
It seems grandad may have left Sam a present somewhere in the workshop, and some clues to find it. But there’s no power and Sam needs electricity to unlock the messages. He needs our help. If we can connect up enough bikes and pedal like mad, we can generate enough power for Sam’s journey (and the show).
Helen Eastman makes work for children and families that is interactive, creative, sometimes a little riotous and explores the complex world we live in. Here she works with long-term collaborator, composer Alex Silverman, whose playful music is woven through the work (and played on a lot of bike parts as well as instruments).
This is about creating experiences for children and their families of the highest quality, with loads of fun.
Tickets: Pay What You Decide – book online in advance for free then choose what you wish to pay after the performance!