See it if intimate, decent acting, inventive staging, admirably try 2 show how black-white children's friendship transcends racism in 1997 S. Africa
Don't see it if experimental script bit of a mess; flashbacks from dead/broken teens (why?) 2 time of childhood friendship obscures potential strong story
"The play muses on some profound issues including racial segregation in South Africa...Director Ali makes full use of the space and lifts Evans' poetic, dreamlike text off the page into a kaleidoscopic narrative...Gathesha and Harris, both dynamic performers, embody the vulnerability and strength that co-exist in every child. It’s impossible to look away from their magnetic chemistry on stage. 'Year of the Bicycle' is a bittersweet story that will keep you engaged and leave you wanting more."
"An energetic physical theatre piece that captures the exuberance of childhood imagination and the heady freedom when they play...Director Shariffa Ali has created an entire world with a few set pieces and finely executed performance moments...The two performers worked beautifully together to tell the story...Evans’ script has some lovely moments in it...It had a few moments of extreme cliché...It’s a brilliant start, but needs to plunge deeper, piercing the polite veneer."