Beryl

The RoundTheatre

A warm and witty celebration of the life of unsung sporting legend Beryl Burton

Credits:

A New Vic Theatre production
By Maxine Peake
Directed by Gemma Fairlie

Price: £10 - £18

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21 March - 25 March 2017
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Maxine Peake’s critically acclaimed first play - a warm and witty celebration of the life of unsung sporting legend Beryl Burton. A working class mum from Leeds, she cycled her way into the record books, becoming the greatest ever woman on two wheels. But her remarkable story was, largely, forgotten – until now!

Nobody expects young Beryl Charnock to amount to much. She never makes it to grammar school and, after a serious illness, is told to avoid exercise. Then she meets keen young cyclist, Charlie Burton, and finds herself smitten – not only with Charlie, but with the thrill and freedom she finds on her bike.

With husband and daughter at her side, the determined Beryl defies the world, embarking on a journey that leads to true sporting greatness. She dominates cycling throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s, becoming five-time world champion and best British all-rounder for 25 consecutive years. And still makes it home in time for dinner!


This is a new production created especially for the round. If you missed out on the sell-out endstage production we had in 2015 (or just want to see a new take on Maxine Peake’s acclaimed script), come and see this!


Post-show Q&A: Tuesday 21 March, 7.30pm
Stay behind after the show to hear from the cast/creative team and ask your questions.

dates

21 March 2017, 7.30pm

22 March 2017, 7.30pm

23 March 2017, 1.30pm

23 March 2017, 7.00pm

24 March 2017, 7.30pm

25 March 2017, 2.30pm

25 March 2017, 7.30pm

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funded by
Arts Council England
Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough