A black male performer balances inside a giant metal loop as they perform Roll Play in the city centre with buildings behind

Image © Nick White

Roll Play

By Simple Cypher

Mansfield Market Place
1pm & 3pm (lasts 30 mins)
BSL interpreted and Audio Described
Wheelchair accessible
This show will be live streamed from Mansfield Market Place to First Art’s Facebook page and YouTube channel

Prepare to be amazed by the explosive tricks and artful dexterity of Simple Cypher’s newest outdoor production Roll Play. Three performers blur the boundaries between hip hop and circus, using intricate moves and virtuosic agility to give a captivating, cheeky and effortlessly cool performance.

A folding bench is the meeting point for three strangers from different walks of life; a park bench, a bus stop, a waiting room. What unfolds is a series of playful interactions challenging identity, status and societal roles. Divisions between class, race and education are shattered as the characters go on a journey of building trust, lending support and discovering connections between one another.

Easy Read Guide for Roll Play by Simple Cypher

Roll Play is supported by Without Walls, Arts Council England, 101 Outdoor Arts, Déda and Stratford Circus Arts Centre

About Simple Cypher

Founded in 2016 by Kieran Warner and Chris Thomas, Simple Cypher fuses Hip Hop and Circus to create new, uplifting experiences.

Style, originality and unity are key fundamentals of hip hop culture and have had a profound influence on their development as artists and the work they create.

Since forming, they have collaborated with a host of hip hop and circus artists and presenting our work to audiences at festivals and venues across the UK and Europe.


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