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Cycling steals the show at two new theatre productions

Cycling steals the show at two new theatre productions

Beryl by Maxine Peake follows the life of legendary cyclist Beryl Burton Cycling has produced its fair share of sporting greats who’ve become legends in their own lifetimes. It’s also a pastime that provokes strong emotions in us everyday cyclists – we all have our own triumphs, our own demons, and our own reasons to ride. Is it any wonder then that the world of theatre has drawn inspiration from the cycling world?

For those who like their drama on the stage as well as on the bike, there are now two UK plays to pick from. The first, Beryl, follows the life of the legendary Beryl Burton – often cited as the greatest female cyclist of all time. The second, The Man with the Hammer, is inspired by the increasing interest in cycling here in the UK. Beryl by Maxine Peake

Samantha Power as Beryl in the 2015 production at West Yorkshire Playhouse That Beryl Burton OBE was a cycling legend is in no doubt. Born in Yorkshire in 1937, she took up cycling after her marriage then proceeded to rack up numerous national and international titles and world records. She held more than 90 domestic titles including 13 […]

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