3 hearts canvas, the producers of hit show Smoke at Southwark Playhouse, bring their one-woman show, SPIN, to the Arcola Theatre in January, following an acclaimed and sell-out run in Edinburgh this summer.
Written and performed by Kate Sumpter in her debut solo show, Sarah Jane Schostack directs, with set and costume design by Lee Newby, sound design by Jamie Lu and lighting design by Robbie Butler.
The production is in Studio 2 at the Arcola opens on 9 January 2024, and runs until 20 January 2024.
Performed entirely on a spin bike, this London première is a dark comedy about toxic fitness culture and our modern obsession with our bodies.
Join an aspiring spin instructor as her enthusiastic attempts to create the perfect class are derailed by a forced journey of self-discovery. What starts as an average spin class, featuring the tightest of lycra and some sexy beats, soon gets weird(er?).
As she confronts her past, The Instructor has big questions to ask: Is the industry she loves actually helping people? Why can’t she remember that weird dream? Does anyone else hear screams of terror?
Kate Sumpter plays The Instructor. A writer and performer, her theatre credits include The Actor’s Nightmare (Park Theatre), Henry VI (Upstart Crow Collective), Pride and Prejudice (Book-It Theatre), and as a company member of Seattle-based ensemble The Satori Group. Her television work includes The Little Drummer Girl. Sumpter was named Best Solo Performance at the Edinburgh Fringe 2023 by Theatre Weekly for her performance in SPIN.