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Photo credit: Gemma Sutton and Bronté Barbé (Photos courtesy of Kevin Wilson PR)

‘Ride’ transfers for semi-staged workshops at Garrick Theatre

The award-winning musical pedals its way into the West End.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The VAULT Festival-winning musical Ride will receive a West End premiere next month, as it invites audiences to two semi-staged workshop performances. Ride is at the Garrick Theatre on 21 June, with an afternoon and evening performance.

Set in the late nineteenth century, Annie Londonderry has become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. Pitching her story to the New York World, Annie is joined by secretary Martha, with the two sharing anecdotes. As they form a closer friendship, Annie is forced to confront a past she'd rather left untouched.

Ride features an original book and lyrics by Freya Catrin-Smith, with music and lyrics by Jack Williams. Catrin-Smith and Adam Lenson co-direct, with Lenson currently directing Public Domain at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Gemma Sutton will play Annie, previously starring in Girl From the North Country. Bronté Barbé plays Martha, with theatre credits include Oklahoma and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Ride was staged at the VAULT Festival in 2020. The title song was nominated for the 2020 Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize.

Ride is at the Garrick Theatre on 21 June.

Photo credit: Gemma Sutton and Bronté Barbé (Photos courtesy of Kevin Wilson PR)


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