Cycle Path, The – A Stage Musical


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By Fiona Whelpton


ISBN: 978-1-84747-125-3
First Published: 2004
This Edition: 2007
Pages: 120
Key Themes: conversion syndrome disorder, anxiety, abuse, activism, Christianity

After reading The Cycle Path I came away with a better understanding of the issues sufferers face and of the opportunities. – Sir Nigel Crisp, Former NHS Chief Executive

Fiona Whelpton is a gifted and wonderfully talented writer. Her piece The Cycle Path tugs at your heart and begs you to ask the question, do we have to be different. The Cycle Path, through its words, music and staging has done something so special, telling the story of those of us living with dysfunction and disability and through it all a message of hope. Jamie Glaser, Author and Internationally Renowned Musician.


This is the stage musical script of The Cycle Path previously released by Chipmunka as a paperback in 2004. The musical is expected to make its stage debut in 2007.

The Cycle Path is the remarkable story of a woman who suffers from and overcomes Conversion Syndrome Disorder , a rare, crippling and extremely frightening condition which causes physical paralysis bought on by anxiety. This real life story describes how Fiona experienced domestic abuse, family problems and how she managed somehow to overcome all this not knowing for years what her illness was. She is now a successful journalist and activist. The Cycle Path is an admirable story of hope and empowerment and is essential reading for all health workers and sufferers of similar conditions – particularly as CSD is so unknown and widely misunderstood.

About the Author

Fiona Whelpton was born in London in 1957 and now lives in Nottingham. As a youngster Fiona wanted to become a professional musician, but she could not because it caused her too much stress, something that her condition dictates she must avoid. Instead she became interested in writing and read English Literature and Media at Nottingham Trent University. She is an accomplished poet having had an anthology of sketch work and poetry called Patchwork Windows published with the Lost Artists group. In 2004 Fiona received the Snowden award for journalism which will allow her to pursue her dream of being a top journalist, she is currently working on getting this musical performed on stage.


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