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Cycling-themed Outdoor Production: SPIN

July 6, 2024

Exclusive discount for bike enthusiasts:

  • TORONTOBIKING: 20% off general admission for group of 6 OR
  • TANDEM50: $50 for general admission for group of 2 (regular price $60)


A timeless musical celebration of the bicycle, Evalyn Parry’s SPIN is an innovative production that has toured the continent for over a decade. Inspired in part by the incredible true story of Annie Londonderry, the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1895, SPIN travels from nineteenth century women’s emancipation to the present day, forging unexpected links across time and history. A vintage bicycle, hooked up to simple electronics and suspended in a mechanic’s stand, becomes a percussion instrument: played from fenders to spokes to sprung vinyl seat, from whirling pedals to bells, percussionist Brad Hart creates a captivating sonic accompaniment to Parry’s evocative songs and stories.

Whimsical, moving, illuminating, celebratory, inventive: SPIN is a show for anyone who loves to ride a bike, or anyone who has ever yearned for personal or collective liberation.  And if you don’t already ride a bike, be warned: you may leave the show wanting to give it a try.

For this outdoor, concert version of SPIN at Guild Theatre Festival, Parry and Hart are accompanied by a string trio led by violinist Kathleen Kajioka, with string arrangements by composer/songwriter Michael Holt. In lieu of the show’s original video projections, SPIN’s backdrop will be the glorious Greek Theatre.

To read more: https://www.guildfestivaltheatre.ca/spin

To purchase tickets: https://guildfestivaltheatre.thundertix.com/events/229449


July 6 2024 7:30 pm
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Guild Park and Gardens
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201 Guildwood Pkwy
Scarborough, Ontario M1E Canada
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Guild Festival Theatre
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