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‘The Bicycle Thieves’ gets a pedal-powered reworking by Pip Productions

Posted at 1:00 pm, July 1, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

© Bicycle ThievesSo dauntingly seminal is Vittorio De Sica’s 1948 film version of ‘The Bicycle Thieves’ – Luigi Bartolini’s novel about an honest man’s calamitous quest to retrieve his half-inched bike – that it would be pretty daft for a theatre company to try and replicate its neorealist flavours on stage. Pip Productions have pretty much taken the opposite tack for an open-air adaptation (from today to July 7) which sounds like a hoot. The choreographed actors perform on BMX bikes and there’s audience participation of sorts: all the show’s electricity is generated by pedal power and punters are invited to join in themselves.

For info, see Bicycle Thieves listing.

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