The Cycle Play or In Memory of Blood written in 2015 / by Simon Jones

In February last year I decided to take advantage of The RSC's Studio space and begin the creation of a new piece of theatre. I spent two weeks working on what I called The Cycle Play. This is a piece of work based on ideas I have been having about memory and the world of sport cycling (The Tour de France for example).

At the end of the two weeks of discovery, I presented my work at The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford.

I then had to shelve the piece whilst I embarked on other projects with other wonderful theatre makers.

I have now decided to come back to the work.

as a result Simon & Co will be working with East 15 Contemporary Theatre 2nd year students in June and July. We will be working with them on themes from the piece as a starting point to make something new and exciting for their summer project on multi-media starting points.

After this Simon & Co will be working in The Oval House, London, to further develop the world and structure of the potential piece that will be hopefully heading out into production in early 2016.

Please watch this space for developments in the work.