lies, lies and propaganda presents


by danielle baynes

“To men, the bicycle in the beginning was merely a new toy…To women, it was a steed upon which they rode into a new world.”
- Munsey’s Magazine, 1896

A Transylvanian Count gives a Victorian Englishwoman a bicycle.  But this gift comes with a price: midnight supper at his place. This invitation proves too tempting to resist and her mortal life is changed forever. Bicycle is a one-woman play about conquering fears, parting legs and the unexpected turns life can take after dining with a monster. 

★★★★ "Danielle Baynes is a supernatural force to be reckoned with in this fanciful, original dramatic comedy-thriller...Beautifully underscored and punctuated with musical sound effects by violinist and singer Pip Dracakis." - The Advertiser

"A passionate piece of writing, insightful and brilliantly elucidating through a narrative that is at once personal and universal." - Suzy Goes See

★★★★ "This show is utterly surprising: edgy theatre, bold and fierce, especially for feisty women." - InDaily

"A superb performance from Danielle Baynes and Pip Dracakis...As usual Lies Lies and Propaganda have brought a first class production to our Sydney stages, and it is one you will not want to miss." - Lisa Thatcher

★★★★ "An indisputably modern work jam-packed with ideas about female liberty...Thanks to direction by Michael Dean, and muscular movement direction by Amanda Laing...the bicycle becomes a conduit for all of the ideas that pulse through the show." - Great Scott

"A gripping, chilling thriller that holds an important deeper meaning, beyond the blood lust. A wonderful blend of comedy, truth, suspense, movement and music...a must see for all audiences." - Broadway World

★★★★1/2 "Baynes is spellbindingly captivating in her storytelling...Adding to the beauty is the luscious voice and virtuoso violin playing of Pip Dracakis." - Glam Adelaide

"A nuanced and intelligent discussion of women’s oppression throughout history...A celebration of women defying social norms and riding off into a new world." - Aussie Theatre

Adelaide 24 February to 3 March 2016
The Tunnels, Adina Treasury Hotel
2 Flinders St, Adelaide

Sydney 21 June to 2 July 2016
The Old Fitzroy Theatre
129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo

The Lady Danielle Baynes
The Violinist Pip Dracakis

Director Michael Dean
Producers Danielle Baynes and Michael Dean
Assistant Director/Movement Director Amanda Laing
Music Pip Dracakis
Lighting Designer Matt Ralph
Stage Manager (Sydney) Amy Green
Photography Matt Ralph and Sasha Cohen

The sydney production of bicycle was made with the generous support of the city of sydney.