Out There Arts National centre for outdoor arts and circus


Simple Cypher – Roll Play


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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.

Simple Cypher fuse circus and hip hop to create new, uplifting experiences. Simple Cypher is a company built through the foundations of Hip Hop and Circus. Style, originality and unity are key fundamentals of Hip Hop culture and have a profound influence on the work the company creates.

Relaxed Performance: Friday 31st May 12pm-12:40pm

Audio Description on selected shows

Festival Information


Friday 3:40pm

Friday 7:25pm

Saturday 3:40pm

Saturday 7:25pm


30 mins




Trafalgar Road

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Audience reviews:

"A winning combination of hip hop, circus and comedy from Simple Cypher."

"Absolute highlight.. absolutely does what outdoor performance should do. Entertaining, accessible, while reflecting something back at us about how we all live our lives."

"Skill. Humour. Cool dancing. Gentle storytelling. This bunch know what they are doing. Loved it.”

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

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