MORE than 20 cyclists rode to Shakespeare North Playhouse to promote the upcoming production of a show at the venue, which will see bike powering up the performance itself.

National accessible cycling charity Wheels For All hopped on their bikes last week and rode to Shakespeare North Playhouse to celebrate and promote their participation in the upcoming production A Play for The Living in a Time of Extinction from May 16 to May 20.

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21 members from Wheels for All completed an 8-mile bike ride, travelling from Westvale in Kirkby to Shakespeare North Playhouse, clad in a colourful array of eye-catching neon Lycra, the group journeyed to Shakespeare North Playhouse, bringing a smile to Prescot residents and theatre goers alike on their way.

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This comes on the back of the upcoming touring production A Play for The Living in A Time Of Extinction which will see a group of 20 local cyclists taking to the stage and cycle throughout the shows, generating all of the energy needed to power each performance.

Directed by Nathan Powell, A Play for The Living in a Time Of Extinction, is a bold experiment in eco-theatre making. This innovative one woman show takes us on a life-changing journey to confront the urgent ecological disaster that is unfolding around us.

Part ritual, part battle cry, and powered entirely using four bicycles that will be set up on the Cockpit Theatre stage, this fiercely feminist off-grid production is a moving exploration of what it means to be human in an era of man-made extinction.

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Shareesa Valentine will take on the lead role of Naomi, who is a Manchester based actress, nominated for best female actress in 2022 at the Black British Theatre Awards.

Wheels for All is a national accessible cycling charity which promotes inclusive cycling through a range of successful community engagement programmes that give people the opportunity to cycle on a regular basis; through help, support and guidance.

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