Beryl

Beryl

16th October - 16th November
After a sell-out run at ERT earlier this year, our production of Beryl will transfer to the Arcola Theatre, London in September.
Arcola Theatre and East Riding Theatre present

Beryl

by Maxine Peake

Directed by Marieke Audsley

Meet Beryl Burton, the greatest woman on two wheels, in this trailblazing tale from actor and writer Maxine Peake.

Beryl Burton MBE, OBE – twice World Road-race Champion, five times World Pursuit Champion – was never meant to cycle.

Aged 11, a serious illness left her with a weakened heart. Doctors warned against strenuous exercise for the rest of her life.

Aged 30, branded ‘the Yorkshire housewife’ and with no financial sponsorship, she became the first sportswoman in history to break a men’s competitive record.

Featuring a host of unforgettable characters and a great big dollop of Northern wit, Maxine Peake’s freewheeling play is the extraordinary true story of a woman who pushed at the limits, took on the status quo – and won.

Tickets £15-22

Please note that the ticket link below is for the Arcola Theatre, London.

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