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

Key Cast:

Hannah Edwards
Robin Simpson
Lucy Tuck
Rob Whitcomb

Price: £10 - £24.50

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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!


“A funny, feel good story”
“Up there with the best New Vic shows of the past few years”
 The Sentinel

 ★★★★
“Excellent… A most fitting tribute”
Staffordshire What’s On

“A perfectly funny homage… a charming celebration of a truly incredible cyclist and a remarkable woman”

StaffsLive

★★★★
At The Theatre

“Incredible, emotional and hilarious”
6 Towns Radio


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.

To see more photos from the show click here.


Audience feedback

"A fantastic evening tonight! The cast deserved that standing ovation! A great play and great acting brought Beryl's story to life. It gave her the recognition she craved for and deserved."
Carla Thompson

"Well done guys! You were stunning tonight. First time I have cried in a theatre. Thank you."
Peter Martin

"I strongly advise any one who can, to go and see this fantastic play, as true story, about an amazing lady. BERYL is a must see."
Sue Wolberg

"Went to see Beryl last night. What a fantastic show. Told a great story about our greatest ever cyclist. Cast were so funny. Brilliant."
Martin Gravestock

"Brilliant show. Terrific writing and excellently performed by the cast."
Phil Grice

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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Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough