Written by Ian McMillan
“Totally blown away ... Epic.”
Cycle Song was a huge, outdoor community opera, commissioned by imove arts. Featuring a cast of local choirs, drama students and professional singers, this awe-inspiring mix of theatre, music, libretto and technical spectacle told the story of Albert "Lal" White - a Scunthorpe steelworker who won a silver medal in the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.
It played over two nights in July 2012 to sold-out audiences of local residents at the Brumby Hall grounds in Scunthorpe.
Directed by James Beale and Chloe Whitehead of Proper Job and with words and music by Ian McMillan and Tim sutton respectively, Cycle Song was undoubtedly the most ambitious project we have been involved with both artistically and technically.
It garnered exceptional reviews and was covered by the local and national media and even warranted an article in the USA's esteemed Smithsonian Magazine.
We were also honoured to receive the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Learning and Participation for Cycle Song in Spring 2013.