NEWS: Cast and Creatives Announced for Ready, Steady, GO

The world premiere production will run at the Polka’s Adventure Theatre from the 29th January until the 27th March.

Written and directed by Polka’s Artistic Director Peter Glanville, Ready, Steady, GO! takes audiences on a journey of the natural world by bike, whilst exploring the bond between a mother and her young daughter.

When Sofia discovers a mountain bike in the boarded-up shed at the bottom of her garden, she doesn’t realise the thrilling adventures that await her. Join Sofia and her Mum as they travel across mountains and lakes, through day and night, in a race like no other.

This brand new show follows the real route of the Navad 1000, a cycling race across the Alps and features a soundtrack inspired by electronica pioneers Kraftwerk.

The production includes Jennie Eggleton (Wonder Woman, Warner Bros; After the Heat We Battle for
the Heart, VAULT Festival) as Daughter and Marta Carvalho (Os Conselhos da Noite, Daniel Pereira;
Sweet Survival, StrangerRivers Production) as Mother. Verity Quinn (Foxes, Theatre503; ChocolateCake, Polka Theatre) has designed the production, alongside music by composer Rex Horan (Cinema Prague, Mama’s Gun) and lighting design by Joe Hornsby (Kerry Ellis – On The Edge, UK tour; The Wedding, Gecko Theatre).

Talking about the production Polka’s Artistic Director Peter Glanville commented: “Ready, Steady, GO! is a production that highlights Polka’s commitment to creating pioneering work for Early Years audiences. Visually inspired by the Navad 1000 Cycling race across the Swiss Alps, with musical nods to the music of Kraftwerk, it gently tells the story of how a young child, Sofia, discovers her Mother’s adventurous past as a semi- professional Mountain Bike rider. Children and adults alike will be drawn into the re-creation of the sensuous landscapes of mountain tops, lakes and Alpine villages as they cycle towards the finishing line in Montreaux, whilst never leaving the bike shed at the bottom of their garden.”

Ready, Steady, GO! will be performed at the Polka’s Adventure Theatre from the 29th January until the 27th March.

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