London's Ride: A New Musical Streams Free March 13

London's Ride: A New Musical Streams Free March 13

The world premiere of the award-winning new musical RIDE, which played London's Charing Cross Theatre last year, has been filmed and will now stream free globally on March 13.

This new musical by Freya Catrin Smith and Jack Williams, directed by Sarah Meadows, charts "one woman's radical act and explores the lies we tell to escape ourselves".

The musical was nominated for Best Musical Theatre Book Writing in the 2022 Writers Guild Awards, and won an Off West End OFFCOM Award and VAULT Festival's Show of the Week Award.



It’s 1895 and Annie Londonderry has returned victorious to America, hailed as the first woman ever to cycle around the world. She’s pioneering, she’s plucky, and she’s pitching her story to the men who run the newspapers.

From the infamous wager that set her journey in motion, to her freewheeling adventures with captains, cowboys, and customs officials, Annie just knows her tales will spin readers into a frenzy. But as she approaches rough terrain, and unexpected paths throw her off balance, can Annie regain her footing, or will she confront the past she left behind?

Broadway at Home will stream the musical on March 13 through its live theater-focus streaming channel. The musical will be available globally and will stream for 24 hours only.



The cast features Liv Andrusier (Little Women) as Annie Londonderry and Yuki Sutton (Tokyo Rose) as Martha, with Amy Parker (Hello Again) as alternate Annie and cover for Martha.

The creative team includes designer Amy Jane Cook, movement director/choreographer Natasha Harrison, musical director Sam Young, orchestrator Macy Schmidt, lighting designer Jamie Platt, sound designer Andy Johnson and assistant director Olivia Munk.

In her review for The Guardian, Arifa Akbar said: "This knowledge, along with her love affair with married Harvard professor, Fred Rose (Sutton), who she meets on her trip, undermines the ideal of the American dream by reflecting on all the big, immovable forces that have worked against her. The rousing song The Charmed Existence of Fred Rose speaks of his casual class entitlement and male privilege in stark contrast to her battles. Whatever its shortfalls, this is a soulful musical with its biggest asset in Andrusier, who is captivating to watch throughout. A glittering new musical star has surely been launched."