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World premiere musical RIDE heads to the London stage

The show begins performances at the Charing Cross Theatre next month

Artwork for RIDE

Exclusive: New musical RIDE will stage its world premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre next month.

Written by Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams and set in 1895, the piece follows Annie Londonderry, who returns to America after becoming the first woman to cycle around the world.

The cast will feature Liv Andrusier (Little Women) as Annie Londonderry and Yuki Sutton (Tokyo Rose) as Martha, with Amy Parker (Hello Again) as alternate Annie and cover for Martha.

Under the direction of Sarah Meadows, the creative team includes designer Amy Jane Cook, movement director/choreographer Natasha Harrison, musical director Sam Young, orchestrator Macy Schmidt, lighting designer Jamie Platt, sound designer Andy Johnson and assistant director Olivia Munk. DEM Productions serve as producer and general manager.

A previous try-out of the musical was crowned winner of VAULT Festival's Show of the Week Award and the show was also nominated for Best Musical Theatre Book Writing in the 2022 Writers Guild Awards.

RIDE runs at London's Charing Cross Theatre from 25 August to 17 September, with a press night set for 31 August. Tickets are on sale below.