Spin Cycles

Theatre (solo show, new writing)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Bunker Two
  • 12:20
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Jamie-Lee Money
  • Warnings and additional info: This show contains strong language, scenes of a sexual nature and references distressing or potentially triggering themes.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Time to sweat out the sadness: Spin Cycles gives a cathartic look into why we search for something deeper when the inconceivable happens to us. After an earth-shattering year, can she spin herself out of a slump? What is it about cult exercise studios that give us a feeling of purpose and the sense that everything that was once upside down can be turned the right way up? She's not in a cult... yet? Is she? Spin Cycles is a one person show about spinning, grief and everything in between. But mostly spinning, and grief.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Access via driveway off main road.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 14 August, 21 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: The audience will be able to leave and re-enter the venue as they wish. A show guide including a character list and plot summary will be available from the end of July. To request a large print copy or word document version of this information, please email [email protected]. The show is about grief and cancer, it is a dark comedy so there are some lighter moments but some audience members may find the subject matter triggering. Performer addresses the audience directly, with no obligation for the audience to respond.

Be aware that this show features:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Fabi 103 days ago

An amazing one-woman show - unique concept and executed really well. Loved the writing and performance from Jamie. Very funny but touches on serious topics too. Would definitely recommend!

TL 104 days ago

“Death is black and white and Grief is the grey bit in the middle”. This vibrant newcomer, in her Fringe debut, bounces between a witty, cerise outlook on life, navigating pain and of course the cult of spin class. A must see.

Mark Silver 105 days ago

I thoroughly recommend Spin Cycles, so wonderfully performed by Jamie-Lee on a spin bike. A uniquely brilliant - and funny - way to explore the feelings and realities of grief.

IJC 109 days ago

From the minute we walked in to find Jamie-Lee already spinning on her bike she had the audience in the palm of her hand. Laugh out loud funny as well as blink the tears fast away emotional. She transported us from a spinning studio, to the Barbican, to her 21st birthday and more seamlessly. Highly recommended watch!

Georgia Ireland 117 days ago

A really captivating piece of new theatre. Jamie Lee Money has an unbelievable energy both physically and emotionally. Great soundtrack as well!

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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 96 days ago

A significant achievement.

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Theatre, Films, and Art Reviews (3/5 stars) 98 days ago


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Theatre Weekly (3/5 stars) 104 days ago

a promising play with slick production

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine 106 days ago

Spin Cycles is a highly relatable piece for anyone struggling with loss or impending loss.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 106 days ago

Sumpter’s and Money’s focus as performers is laser sharp and immersive.

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The Real Chrisparkle (4/5 stars) 106 days ago

A very strong story and a strong, physical performance too.

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The Student (4/5 stars) 116 days ago

Spin Cycles is a punchy, witty, one-woman show that packs a lot of heart at its centre.

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