Wed 2 Mar – Sun 6 Mar 2022
5–8pm, 5 slots available every 15 mins
Go on a bike ride around Melbourne in search of the perfect place to hide a secret, in this reflective and immersive experience.
To cycle with no particular destination offers a rare freedom. Guided by a narrator and a delicate score by Blanket, explore the city by bike for an hour in search of the perfect place to hide a secret. Think about the people in your life while you ride. Record messages and share them with strangers you will never meet. As you ride, the voices of others will draw you to new and unknown places.
Rider Spoke premiered with a sold-out season at the Barbican in London in 2007 and has since been shown in 22 cities worldwide, most recently at Adelaide Fringe Festival. Rider Spoke is shown for the very first time in Melbourne.
Tailored to the city, this immersive experience can be enjoyed with a range of access requirements - equipped with a smartphone and headphones, you can roam the city by bike, wheelchair, scooter or on foot.
This reflective and unique experience allows you to record your own audio contribution to this spoken word 'map of the city' that evolves as each participant takes part.
Discover new stories, and divulge your own - about new and familiar places, as you weave through the city, guided by unseen narrators.
You must be 16 or over to participate in Rider Spoke.
A gloriously enlivening piece of theatre… the show’s greatest gift is that it manages to embrace the remorseless rush of the city while insisting on the individual’s ability to pierce it with quiet reflection.
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