GDIF 2024 | London’s free, annual outdoor performing arts festival 23 August-8 September 2024

Presented By Simple Cypher

Roll Play

9 - 10 September | 1pm & 4pm | Globe Town Market Square, Bethnal Green | On Your Doorstep

Duration: 30min

What to Expect: Great for Kids | Speech free


GDIF and our partners have taken the decision to cancel the following GDIF 2022 events following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II yesterday evening:

 Charon by Peter Hudson with Building 180 and Les Machines de l’Île in Royal Docks

• Relaxerette by Arjan Kruidhof, Lân Fan Taal & Explore the North in Rathbone Market

• Roll Play by Simple Cypher in Globe Town Market Square

• Unfurl by Air Giants and Air Bubs by Bubble Club in Bethnal Green Gardens

• Dancing City across the Canary Wharf Estate

As a creative organisation with a civic focus, we work with dozens of public and private sector partners each year and these decisions to cancel have been taken jointly with them at this time of national mourning.

In accordance with the wishes of the Royal Household and in line with ongoing theatre performances across the country, we are continuing with the planned presentation of more reflective theatre productions. Performances of Peaceophobia at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Multi-Storey Car Park and Final Farewell at Island Gardens will therefore go ahead as planned.

We wish to express our condolences to the Royal Family and all those affected by Her Majesty’s passing and are sorry for any disappointment caused by these cancellations at this time of shared sadness.


Featuring feel-good choreography and storytelling, three performers blur the boundaries between hip hop and circus with a series of inventive scenes challenging identity, status and societal roles, all set to a pulsing urban soundtrack. 

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 that will inspire and amaze audiences of all ages.  

More information on Roll Play

How to attend

Roll Play is a free to attend.

Site Access 

This site has full level access. 

Viewing area 

A priority area for disabled audiences will be marked with a sign or flag. Space for wheelchair users, and a variety of seating options will be available.  

On-site walking distances  


Respite and Access Areas 

Cafés surrounding Globe Town Market Square. 

Accessible Toilets 

Info coming soon. 

Blue badge parking  

Morpeth St. 

Access drop-off point 

Morpeth St. 

Photo route 

Available to download in the ‘Where to Find it’ section below.


For Access questions, contact [email protected] // 07899 893 935   

Other audience questions, contact our Box Office: [email protected]  


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Easy Read.

Speech Free.

Check out our Access Information page for GDIF 2022 to learn more about our access practices.

Roll Play Trailer


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. Simple Cypher fuses circus and hip hop to create new, uplifting experiences. 

An exciting young company featuring graduates from the National Centre for Circus Arts, they are currently receiving mentorship from the Roundhouse in London. They bring a unique style, informed by hip hop and urban culture, to the UK outdoor touring network. 

Supported by

Roll Play is supported by Royal Docks, Tower Hamlets and Arts Council England. Commissioned by Without Walls, Brighton Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Wiltshire Creative and Hat Fair. 

Where to find it

Globe Town Market Square, Bethnal Green, E2 0RN

Click here to view the Photo Route.


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