Beryl

4 star rating

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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.
Beryl at the Arcola Theatre

Image courtesy Arcola Theatre and East Riding Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Wednesday 16 October 2019
Closed: Saturday 16 November 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 16 October 2019

Press night:Wednesday 23 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 16 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm (7pm on 23 Oct)

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Previews:

Best £19


Standard £17


Value £12


Standard:

Best £22


Standard £20


Value £15


Concessions:

Students / 26 and under - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats with Young Arcola.


65 and over - 20% off Standard and Value seats.


People in receipt of disability benefits - free companion with full-price Standard seat or 20% off Best, Standard and Value seats.


People in receipt of unemployment benefits - Value seats at £10 or 20% off Standard seats.


Theatre union members - 10% off Standard and Value seats


Access information


Relaxed performance: Wednesday 6 November at 3pm

Cast


Mark Conway - Tom

Jessica Duffield - Sue

Annie Kirkman - Jo

Tom Lorcan - Jim


Creatives


Author: Maxine Peake
Director: Marieke Audsley
Set designer: Ed Ullyart
Costume designer: Sylvia Eales
Lighting: Simon Bedwell
Video designer: Simon Bedwell
Production: Sue Kirkman; Arcola Theatre and East Riding Theatre

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